According to the latest update by Statistics Canada, there were 896,100 job vacancies in Canada at the start of December 2021 – 2.5% (+21,400) higher when compared to November. Canada’s healthcare and social assistance, as well as accommodation and food services sectors, have led the increase, while the number of vacancies in the construction and manufacturing sectors has diminished. In December 2021, Canadian employers were seeking to fill an average of 5.2 vacancies for every 100 positions. This rise in vacancies has occurred in the context of falling unemployment which was 5.4% in December.