Statistics Canada says employers in Saskatchewan reported 1,400 more vacancies than in the second quarter of 2016. That’s an increase of 13.8 per cent.
This was the first year-over-year increase in job vacancies for the province since the beginning of the series in 2015. Over the same period, the job vacancy rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 2.4 per cent. Job vacancies increased in several sectors, including construction and manufacturing. Nationally, the number of vacancies in the second quarter rose 17.2 per cent from the second quarter of 2016.