Vacancy rates for jobs in Saskatchewan have gone down.
That’s the latest in a report coming in from the Canadian Federation of Indepenedt Business, which pegs Saskatchewan at a 2.1 per cent vacancy rate.
Jonathan Alward with the CFIB says it amounts to 7200 jobs, with the bulk in a few specific sectors.
“If you look at those personal services, different professional services, manufacturing and constructing, they’re quite high when it comes to job vacancy rates,” said Alward. “So employers are finding it hard to get those skilled positions filled within their jobs.”
Alward says even NAFTA has also been a factor into the vacancies.
Workers are taking their skills into sectors not affected by tariffs for job security purposes.