Quebec is Canada’s region with the greatest number of unfilled job vacancies, and while this seems like a good thing for those seeking job opportunities, businesses are saying they may be forced to cut down working hours.
Last Wednesday, Milano said they would have to close Mondays because they lack sufficient manpower. Its proprietor, Mario Zaurini, stated they lost 50 percent of their workforce during the pandemic, and have not been able to find people to fill up the slots despite offering to pay higher wages.
Currently, Quebec has about 188000 vacancies, which is about 5 percent of all employment opportunities in the province.
Canada’s Federation of Independent Business said construction, hospitality, and manufacturing are experiencing the biggest shortage of workers.