Job vacancies, three-month average ending in January 2012 (preliminary data)

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Preliminary data on job vacancies are now available for January. Canadian businesses had, on average, 222,000 job vacancies in the three-month period ending in January, and the job vacancy rate was 1.5%.

Job vacancy data tables are not currently available on CANSIM, but can be obtained by contacting Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number2612.

For more information or to obtain data, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-8116;

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Jason Gilmore (613-951-7118;, Labour Statistics Division.