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10/3 podcast: Why Canada’s unprecedented job vacancies could be a boon to workers


The post-pandemic economic recovery has brought with it a return to business as usual for many Canadians.

But while that’s generally good news, it has also meant a record number of jobs going unfilled, with many sectors unable to operate at capacity due to vacancies.

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Kevin Carmichael, editor in chief of the Financial Post, joins the show to discuss why we’re seeing such high numbers of job vacancies, what it could mean for wage growth in Canada, and what impact that could have on inflation.

Background reading: Persistent labour shortages may prove a bittersweet victory for workers

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