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Indeed, Canada’s number one job site, recently shared the top five positions that employers struggle to fill. And no surprises here: the most in-demand jobs in Toronto are in the construction and tech sector.
According to Indeed, despite competitive salaries, employers are having a hard time finding workers for these positions. These jobs have been open for longer than 60 days on the website in 2021.
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Just how hard is it for employers? In Toronto, 36% of job posts for software engineers are still open after two months, even with an average salary of $85,684.
According to Statistics Canada, the average hourly wage in Ontario as of September 2021 was $23.15. For these positions, however, average hourly wages range from $36.74 to $57.59.
Here are the top five positions (with average salaries) that have been open for two months or longer:
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 36%
Average salary: $85,684
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 35%
Average salary: $79,027
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 33%
Average salary: $110,591
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 29%
Average salary: $108,928
Construction project manager
Percentage of postings open 60+ days: 26%
Average salary: $70,557
Across the country, hard-to-fill positions are roughly similar. Like in Toronto, the demand is high for software engineers in Montreal and senior software engineers in Vancouver. Calgary is a bit of an outlier though: demand is high for chiropractors, a position with an average salary of $80,918.