Table 3 
Job vacancies and job vacancy rate – Seasonally adjusted1 

Job vacancies and job vacancy rate – Seasonally adjusted
Payroll employment2 – January
2024p
Job vacancies – January
2024p
Job vacancy rate – January
2024p
  thousandsthousands %
Sector aggregate3 17,169.3 632.1 3.6
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 239.0 8.7 3.5
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 209.6 5.9 2.7
Utilities 134.0 3.2 2.3
Construction 1,167.7 52.1 4.3
Manufacturing 1,560.8 37.5 2.3
Wholesale trade 821.1 22.3 2.6
Retail trade 2,010.5 66.0 3.2
Transportation and warehousing 841.6 26.0 3.0
Information and cultural industries 353.2 8.8 2.4
Finance and insurance 836.4 23.2 2.7
Real estate and rental and leasing 289.7 8.1 2.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,221.8 42.9 3.4
Management of companies and enterprises 122.1 2.1E 1.7E
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 833.7 35.0 4.0
Educational services 1,440.0 20.8 1.4
Health care and social assistance 2,349.5 133.1 5.4
Arts, entertainment and recreation 315.5 11.9 3.6
Accommodation and food services 1,293.4 79.0 5.8
Other services (excluding public administration) 568.3 30.4 5.1
Public administration4 561.5 15.2 2.6
Provinces and territories      
Newfoundland and Labrador 206.1 7.5 3.5
Prince Edward Island 68.8 2.7E 3.8
Nova Scotia 444.9 14.3 3.1
New Brunswick 319.6 11.2 3.4
Quebec 3,840.1 157.5 3.9
Ontario 6,656.6 214.0 3.1
Manitoba 608.0 21.6 3.4
Saskatchewan 490.8 18.5 3.6
Alberta 2,055.4 71.5 3.4
British Columbia 2,422.2 109.4 4.3
Yukon 19.3 0.9E 4.3E
Northwest Territories 21.7 F F
Nunavut 15.9 F F
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
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