There were 372 vacancies recorded for the month of November within the Nipissing District says Stacie Fiddler, the Executive Director of the Labour Market Group.
"Although this represents a considerable decrease (-10.8%) from the previous month's figure of 417 it is comparable (+4.8%) to the 355 vacancies which were recorded in November 2015. It can be concluded that this drop from last month is simply part of the local seasonal trends. 168 unique employers posted vacancies during this month; a slight drop (-2.3%) from the 172 employers who posted in October," Fiddler says in her monthly report.
"The greatest number of vacancies for this month came from within the Health Care and Social Assistance industry. These vacancies made up 22.6% of all recorded vacancies; a slight (-4.0%) decrease from the 26.6% share held in October."
Other than the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry; which saw a 4.1% increase in vacancy share, there were not major shifts in vacancy shares amongst the remaining categories. Over one-third (37.6%) of the vacancies were for Sales and Service (NOC-6) based occupations. These occupations still lead the way in terms of the major occupational classifications and have seen a modest (+1.2%) increase from the previous month's figure of 36.5%. The only other notable change was a 4.3% decrease in Health Care occupations; now representing 15.3% of the vacancy share.
Top 5 Positions:
- 15 Personal Support Workers
- 11 Registered Practical Nurses
- 10 Registered Nurses
- 7 Occupational Therapists
- 7 Youth Workers
There were 71 vacancies recorded within the Parry Sound District for the month of November; representing a significant drop (-21.1%) from the previous month's total of 90 vacancies.
"Unfortunately this cannot be tied simply to seasonal trends as in the same month last year there were 98 vacancies. This may be indicative of a possible overall labour market decline. The number of unique employers posting vacancies in the month; 40, declined by similar numbers; -25.9% over the past month and -21.6% from last November," concluded Fiddler.