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These are the hardest jobs for small businesses to fill in Canada

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Ainsley Smith Mar 27, 2018 11:02 am 2,292

It doesn’t matter that unemployment in Canada is at the lowest level it’s been in 40 years, there are still a number of industries that struggle to fill particular roles.

This includes the small business sector, which employs more than 8.2 million Canadians, or 70.5% of the total private labour force, according to the Government of Canada’s 2015 key Small Business Statistics report.

Yet, despite taking up a large percentage of the private labour force, small businesses are struggling to fill certain jobs.

Today, Canadian job site Indeed.com released a list of the 15 jobs that small businesses have a hard time finding talent for, which includes the jobs Landscape Designer, Sushi Chef and Piano Teacher.

“Recruiting is a challenge for businesses of all sizes, but there are unique challenges that SMBs face,” said Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada.

“One challenge is finding skilled workers, and we know that often the hardest employees to find can be the most expensive to lose as sometimes companies cannot operate profitably without this person. The longer the role is left open, the bigger the impact to the company’s bottom line.”

The list is based on roles that were open for longer than 60 days in Canada from January to February 2018 for companies with fewer than 150 employees.

15 jobs small businesses have a hard time finding talent for

  • Landscape Designer
  • Sushi Chef
  • Piano Teacher
  • Stylist
  • Tire Technician
  • Roofer
  • Pizza Cook
  • HVAC Installer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Seamstress
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Security Engineer
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Lube Technician
  • Electronics Technician

If you’re in need of work or thinking about making a career switch, you may want to consider pursuing one of these fields, as the chances of finding a position is higher.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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