Last Updated on January 24, 2019
There’s been a lot of debate in recent years about Canada’s skilled labour shortage, and which occupations are the most challenging to fill. According to Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey, 32 per cent of Canadian employers report having difficulties filling some positions.
The working population is declining, forcing employers to select from shrinking talent pools. Technology is evolving faster than ever, changing the skills needed for jobs and shortening the life cycle of those skills.
In Canada, employers have the hardest time finding skilled tradespeople; drivers and business executives are also hard to come by, according to the survey. Skilled trades’ vacancies are the hardest jobs to fill worldwide, the survey found, with engineering and sales rep vacancies rounding out the top three.
Here are the 10 jobs Canadian employers have the hardest time filling, according to Manpower Group:
7. Administrative assistant
5. Sales representatives
1. Skilled Trades