Industries across Canada and North America are experiencing labour shortages. Some industries are facing more challenges than others. 3+ Corporation and the Southeast Labour Market Partnership (SLMP) set out in 2020 to identify recruitment challenges in five key industries: healthcare, long-term care, and social assistance, construction, finance and insurance, transportation and warehousing, and education.

Through surveys, data analysis, and consultations with industry associations and employers, we’ve identified several key challenges for each industry. These challenges include insufficient new graduates, retention issues, and challenges specific to COVID-19.

Now that we understand these issues, we can focus on developing regional workforce talent development, attraction, and retention strategies with our strategic partners. The full report, complete with labour supply and demand forecasts for each industry, can be found here. Happy reading!