Table 285-0001 1
Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS), job vacancies, job vacancy rate and average offered hourly wage by economic region, unadjusted for seasonality
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Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS), job vacancies, job vacancy rate and average offered hourly wage by economic region, unadjusted for seasonality, quarterly (number unless otherwise noted)
Geography 2 Statistics 2016 2017
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1
footnotes
Canada Job vacancies 3 329,710A 392,720A 406,160A 381,270A 387,505A
Payroll employees 4 15,018,065A 15,072,940A 15,348,755A 15,497,280A 15,238,620A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.1A 2.5A 2.6A 2.4A 2.5A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 19.85A 19.35A 19.75A 19.60A 20.40A
Newfoundland and Labrador Job vacancies 3 3,400B 3,955B 4,040B 3,160B 3,050B
Payroll employees 4 192,880A 198,180A 213,420A 207,380A 194,155A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 1.7A 2.0B 1.9B 1.5B 1.5B
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 20.70A 18.60A 18.75A 20.20A 21.30B
Prince Edward Island Job vacancies 3 780C 1,725C 1,285C 1,050B 1,140C
Payroll employees 4 54,650A 56,595A 63,295A 61,770A 55,655A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 1.4C 3.0C 2.0B 1.7B 2.0C
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 16.95B 14.15A 15.10A 16.30A 15.30A
Nova Scotia Job vacancies 3 7,825B 8,740A 9,260A 8,460A 7,320A
Payroll employees 4 373,010A 373,145A 387,880A 385,210A 373,960A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.1B 2.3A 2.3A 2.1A 1.9A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 17.85A 16.65A 17.15A 16.60A 17.20A
New Brunswick Job vacancies 3 4,770A 7,045A 7,070A 6,245A 5,710A
Payroll employees 4 276,730A 279,970A 302,215A 296,150A 280,205A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 1.7A 2.5A 2.3A 2.1A 2.0A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 15.80A 15.70A 16.20A 15.80A 17.10A
Quebec Job vacancies 3 52,815A 67,080A 66,960A 63,325A 67,680A
Payroll employees 4 3,288,545A 3,323,085A 3,400,530A 3,441,095A 3,351,280A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 1.6A 2.0A 1.9A 1.8A 2.0A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 20.50A 18.75A 19.15A 18.90A 19.60A
Ontario Job vacancies 3 138,170A 166,225A 173,995A 162,500A 171,180A
Payroll employees 4 5,833,990A 5,855,415A 5,938,130A 6,019,460A 5,957,860A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.3A 2.8A 2.8A 2.6A 2.8A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 20.20A 20.10A 20.65A 20.40A 20.70A
Manitoba Job vacancies 3 10,480A 11,650A 11,305A 11,215A 10,570A
Payroll employees 4 558,605A 560,275A 568,160A 576,670A 566,595A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 1.8A 2.0A 2.0A 1.9A 1.8A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 18.60A 18.40A 19.15A 17.90A 19.55A
Saskatchewan Job vacancies 3 9,465A 9,910B 9,295A 8,460A 8,470A
Payroll employees 4 458,055A 456,010A 458,785A 463,360A 452,650A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.0A 2.1A 2.0A 1.8A 1.8A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 19.25A 19.30A 19.20A 19.30A 20.70A
Alberta Job vacancies 3 39,200A 42,465A 44,280A 42,485A 42,845A
Payroll employees 4 1,929,435A 1,899,085A 1,909,155A 1,914,475A 1,891,510A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.0A 2.2A 2.3A 2.2A 2.2A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 19.95A 19.60A 20.35A 20.45A 21.40A
British Columbia Job vacancies 3 61,340A 72,335A 77,215A 73,040A 68,320A
Payroll employees 4 2,004,820A 2,022,965A 2,057,155A 2,082,315A 2,067,450A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 3.0A 3.5A 3.6A 3.4A 3.2A
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 19.20A 18.90A 18.70A 18.95A 20.45A
Yukon Job vacancies 3 510C 695C 530C 575C 425B
Payroll employees 4 15,460A 16,175A 17,340A 17,145A 15,745A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 3.2C 4.1C 3.0C 3.3C 2.6B
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 18.15B 19.70B 19.20A 18.25A 21.55A
Northwest Territories Job vacancies 3 670B 575C 555C 530C 545D
Payroll employees 4 21,930A 21,620A 22,120A 21,555A 21,115A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 3.0B 2.6C 2.5C 2.4C 2.5D
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 25.10B 21.70A 24.90A 27.70B 30.50C
Nunavut Job vacancies 3 290C 325C 365D 215C 250C
Payroll employees 4 9,955A 10,420A 10,570A 10,690A 10,435A
Job vacancy rate (percent) 5 2.8C 3.0B 3.3C 2.0C 2.3C
Average offered hourly wage (dollars) 6 27.90B 27.05A 32.50B 31.55A 30.50B

Footnotes:

Data quality indicators are based on the coefficient of variation (CV). For the indicators for data from the first quarter of 2015, refer to Appendix B of the Guide to the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey: Job Vacancy Component. Comparisons of data from the first quarter of 2015 with data from subsequent quarters should be made with caution. Starting with the second quarter of 2015, quality indicators indicate the following: A - Excellent (CV between 0% and 4.99%); B - Very good (CV between 5% and 9.99%); C - Good (CV between 10% and 14.99%); D - Acceptable (CV between 15% and 24.99%); E - Use with caution (CV between 25% and 34.99%); F - Too unreliable to publish (CV greater than or equal to 35%, or sample size is too small to produce reliable estimates).
An economic region (ER) is a grouping of complete Census divisions (with one exception in Ontario) created as a standard geographic unit for analysis of regional economic activity. Canada has 76 ERs. ERs are classified in accordance with the Standard Geographical Classification 2011, which is based on 2011 Census boundaries. The Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) publishes estimates for 69 ERs, seven of which are combined. These seven combined ERs are the same as those published by the Labour Force Survey. Maps illustrating the ERs as well as a table showing the Census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and Census agglomerations (CAs) within each ER are available here: http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvDocument&Item_Id=252228&InstaId=257909.
A job is vacant if it meets the following conditions: it is vacant on the reference date (first day of the month) or will become vacant during the month; there are tasks to be carried out during the month for the job in question; and the employer is actively seeking a worker outside the organization to fill the job. The jobs could be full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, casual, or seasonal. Jobs reserved for subcontractors, external consultants, or other workers who are not considered employees, are excluded.
The 'employee' concept used in the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) is comprised of full-time employees, part-time employees, as well as permanent, casual, temporary, and seasonal employees. It also includes working owners, directors, partners, and other officers of incorporated businesses, as well as employees who work at home or on the road but report to the location. The ‘employee' concept used in the JVWS is meant to exclude owners or partners of unincorporated businesses and professional practices, the self-employed, subcontractors, external consultants, unpaid family workers, persons working outside Canada, and military personnel. It also excludes employees on unpaid leave, such as those on extended sick leave who are receiving insurance benefits. The employment estimates from the JVWS are calibrated to the employment estimates from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) at the North American Industry Classification System sector (NAICS2) level by province.
The job vacancy rate is the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand; that is, all occupied and vacant jobs.
The average hourly wage offered by employers for vacant positions. It excludes overtime, tips, commissions and bonuses. Salaries are converted to hourly wages based on information regarding the frequency of pay and the expected average number of hours worked per week. The offered wage may be different from the actual wage paid once the position is filled. If the salary is different among the job vacancies for the same occupation, the respondent is asked to report the lowest wage or salary. When the compensation advertised for the job vacancy is in the form of a salary range or an hourly pay range, the respondent is asked to report the lowest value of the range. If the work will be paid based on, for example, the number of parts produced, mileage or the number of times a task is performed, the respondent is asked to report the expected minimum salary.
While 76 economic regions are defined for the purposes of sampling, some are too small to enable production of independent estimates from the survey. These economic regions were combined to improve data quality of the Job Vacancy and Wage Survey estimates.

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  285-0001 -  Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS), job vacancies, job vacancy rate and average offered hourly wage by economic region, unadjusted for seasonality, quarterly (number unless otherwise noted),  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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