Nova Scotia had 21,530 job vacancies in September 2021 with a vacancy rate of 4.9%. Canadian employers were actively recruiting for 1,014,560 positions (not seasonally adjusted) in September with a vacancy rate of 6.0%. This was the highest vacancy rate for Canada and Nova Scotia since the data series began in October 2020.

Industry Highlights:
  • Nationally, the job vacancy rate in construction was 7.1%.

LEARN MORE: Find more statistics on national job vacancy rates for September 2021 here.

Statistics in the News // What CANS members are saying…

Cory Bell (Lindsay Construction) and Glenn Carvery (Carvery Construction) recently spoke to All Nova Scotia about the impact of these numbers on their work.

“It’s starting to improve, but it’s difficult right now to man all of your projects with the people you need.” – Corey Bell

To read the full story in All Nova Scotia, click here and navigate to “Job Vacancies” under the Business section for November 26, 2021. (Please note, this is subscriber content and you must be logged in to your All Nova Scotia account to access the article).