Despite what it might feel like in some cities, Canada is actually experiencing a pretty serious shortage of labour workers across the country. The province hit the worst by this is Quebec, with over 100,000 labour jobs up for grabs without any real takers. Ironically, Quebec has one of its biggest shortage of labour workers and the largest increase in the percentage of jobs available.
Just a few days ago, the Government of Canada announced that they were investing more than $1.5 million in funding for youth in Quebec to develop their skills and get hands-on work experience. In general, there have been several measures taken by various bodies of government and businesses to attract more workers into the labour industry.
One of the biggest incentives has been pay increases in Quebec and Canada as a whole, to jobs that fall within distinct sectors. According to information released by Le Devoir, the sectors that will see the biggest salary increase are:
- Real Estate with 3.8%
- Professional Services with 3%
- Science & Technology Services with 3%
- Education services with 3%
That means that jobs like real estate brokers, engineers, professors and administrators will see salary increases. That is, of course, if you don't have an existing salary freeze at your place of work.
On average, wages in Canada will increase by 2.6% to keep up with the rate of inflation, which ensures that our salaries match the provincial cost of living. We should see these changes next year!
Adapted From: Narcity Quebec -