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On December 20, 2021, Statistics Canada published a new report regarding the job vacancies and labour shortage in the third quarter of the year. According to the report, the number of job vacancies in the country reached an all-time high of 912,600 – more than 349,700 (+62.1%) higher than the pre-pandemic levels in 2019. In addition, the job vacancy rate was also a record high – 5.4%. the increase in the number of job vacancies can signal a number of changes in labour market conditions especially in sectors such as health care, construction, accommodation and food, retail trade, and manufacturing since they were driving the growth in job vacancies.