Quebec is seeing the most severe labour shortage of all of the Canadian provinces, and it's way above the national average of 3.3%. The 4.1% rate translates into approximately 435,000 vacant posts in the Quebec job market.
This is a good thing for applicants: in order to appeal to candidates, salaries are going up.
Quebec's labour shortage is much higher than in other provinces. The second-highest vacancy rate is in British Columbia, which reports a 3.6% vacancy rate, and Ontario, which sits at the national average of 3.3%.
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The vacancy rate may cause problems for businesses, especially those that rely on unskilled labour, because the latter is more in-demand than skilled labour.
However, this isn't a bad thing for workers. The report states that, in businesses with at least one open job post, they predicted a 2.1% increase in salary. In other businesses, salaries were only growing by 1%.
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While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.