Skills mismatch bad – and it will get worse

Almost 1.4 million Canadians unemployed, 216,100 jobs remain vacant: Government
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/03/2013

It’s already a significant problem, and it’s only going to get worse: Canada’s skills gap is making it increasingly difficult for employers to find the workers they need.

At the same time, unemployed workers are looking for jobs — just not the same jobs employers are trying to fill. Almost 1.4 million Canadians are currently unemployed while 216,100 jobs remain vacant, according to the federal Ministry of Employment and Social Development.