Who is and is not vaccinated is a hot topic right now. The economy and vaccination rates have an intertwined relationship. As the vaccination rate increases, so do the likelihood of more COVID-19 restrictions getting lifted. This will result in more industries getting back to 100% pre-pandemic operations.
According to the Government of Canada COVID-19 vaccination in Canada data, as of July 31st, 2021, 71.10% (over 27 million) of Canadians have received at least one dose. 59.70% are fully vaccinated (close to 23 million people). In Ontario, 71.16% of people have received at least one shot.
But there are still those who have some hesitancy about getting the vaccine. Some industries appear to be more reluctant than others. This is something to keep in mind when conducting your job search.
Vaccine Hesitancy by Industry
According to research by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists, there are some industries with a greater hesitancy to get vaccinated. They found:
“Vaccine hesitancy varied widely by occupation, from less than 10 percent in educators and people working in life, physical or social sciences to a high of 46.4 percent among people working in construction, oil and gas extraction or mining, followed closely by people in installation, maintenance, repair, farming, fishing or forestry careers.”
Healthcare workers typically are much less hesitant:
“Among healthcare workers, pharmacists had the lowest hesitancy at 8.5 percent, while medical assistants; emergency medical technicians; and home health, nursing, psychiatric or personal-care aids had the highest hesitancy at 20.5 percent.”
Which Industries Are on the Rise?
Employment opportunities are increasing by the day. There are a lot of companies struggling to find people to work. Here are some of the top industries that are hiring at a high rate:
- Hospitality and restaurants
- Supply chain and logistics
- Customer service
- Sales and marketing
- Technology, IT, computer software
- Healthcare and hospitals
There are a lot of industries hiring right now. It’s a great time to search for a job or to make a career move.
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