Job vacancies rose by 58,000 (+17.5%) from the first quarter of 2016 to 388,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Over that same period, the job vacancy rate increased 0.4 percentage points to 2.5%. This was the second consecutive year-over-year increase in the number of vacancies and the job vacancy rate.
All comparisons are on a year-over-year basis, unless otherwise specified.
Number of job vacancies, first quarter of 2015 to first quarter of 2017, Canada