Table 3 
Job vacancies and job vacancy rate, adjusted for seasonality1 

Job vacancies and job vacancy rate, adjusted for seasonality
Payroll employment2 – October
2023p
Job vacancies – October
2023p
Job vacancy rate – October
2023p
  thousandsthousands %
Sector aggregate3 17,174.1 633.4 3.6
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 239.4 10.5 4.2
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 214.4 7.4 3.3
Utilities 136.3 3.4 2.4
Construction 1,173.5 57.5 4.7
Manufacturing 1,566.9 38.2 2.4
Wholesale trade 823.4 24.8 2.9
Retail trade 2,023.0 59.8 2.9
Transportation and warehousing 842.7 34.1 3.9
Information and cultural industries 357.7 9.5 2.6
Finance and insurance 840.1 22.3 2.6
Real estate and rental and leasing 289.7 7.8 2.6
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,216.4 39.3 3.1
Management of companies and enterprises 126.6 2.3 1.8
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 839.9 36.7 4.2
Educational services 1,442.8 21.4 1.5
Health care and social assistance 2,320.4 130.2 5.3
Arts, entertainment and recreation 313.9 11.1 3.4
Accommodation and food services 1,284.3 70.6 5.2
Other services (excluding public administration) 565.9 30.1 5.1
Public administration4 557.2 16.4 2.9
Provinces and territories      
Newfoundland and Labrador 209.7 6.5 3.0
Prince Edward Island 69.3 2.4 3.4
Nova Scotia 422.0 14.2 3.3
New Brunswick 334.2 11.0 3.2
Quebec 3,841.2 151.1 3.8
Ontario 6,665.4 211.6 3.1
Manitoba 600.9 24.0 3.8
Saskatchewan 493.3 19.0 3.7
Alberta 2,055.3 82.3 3.8
British Columbia 2,427.0 108.6 4.3
Yukon 19.4 1.0 4.8
Northwest Territories 20.7 1.3E 5.9E
Nunavut 15.9 F F
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
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