Job Vacancy & Wage Survey

Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, 3rd Quarter in 2022: Nova Scotia Highlights

The number of job vacancies in Nova Scotia decreased by 1.7% to 22,960 in Q3 of 2022. The vacancy rate is higher than one year ago (there were 18,160 vacancies in Q3 of 2021).

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Includes an arrow topper box that has the text 22,960 vacancies in 2022 Q3. The arrow points to three blue pie charts below it. The first pie chart breaks down regions: Halifax = 12425, 54%. Cape Breton = 2450, 11%. North Shore = 3245, 14%. Annapolis Valley = 2510, 11%. Southern = 2330, 10%. The second pie chart covers education level: University certificate degree = 3030, 13%. Non-university certificate or diploma = 5185, 23%. No minimum level of education = 9390, 41%. High school diploma = 5360, 23%. The
  • Job vacancies in Q3 of 2022 in Nova Scotia decreased by 400 (-1.7%) compared to last quarter.

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A chart titled “Average offered hourly wage by Economic region – Q3 2022. The chart consists of vertical blue bars showing wage by region. Halifax = $21.75. Southern = $19.50. Annapolis Valley = $20.10. North Shore = $18.90. Cape Breton = $20.55.
  • The average offered hourly wage is $20.80, up $0.30 (+1.5%) compared to last quarter.

    • During Q3 of 2022, all economic regions posted wage gains for vacant positions. The highest increase was in the Cape Breton region (+2.2%), followed by the Southern (+2.1%), Annapolis Valley (+2.0%), North Shore (+1.6%), and Halifax (+1.2%) regions.

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A chart titled “Average offered hourly wage by Educational Requirements – Q3 2022. The chart consists of horizontal blue bars indicating level of education. Starting at the top, Masters or above = $37.65. Bachelor’s degree = $34.90. University diploma below bachelor’s = $27.95. Non-university certificate = $24.45. High school diploma = $17.95. No level required = $16.25.
  • The average offered hourly wage increases, on average, with the educational requirements of the offered position.

The job vacancy rate, the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand (the sum of occupied and vacant jobs), decreased by a 0.2 percentage points in Q3 of 2022 to 5.2%

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This image is a table with 6 columns. Column headings are Job Vacancy & Wage Rate, Q3 2021, Q2 2022, Q3 2022, Q/Q % Change, Y/Y % Change.

Source: Source: Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy & Wage Survey, Table 14-10-0325-01, Unadjusted for Seasonality. 

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