As members of the baby boomer generation rapidly approach retirement age, the Canadian Government is searching for solutions to an impending labour shortage. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has also taken steps to mitigate the effects of this demographic change, but more needs to be done. 994,800 job vacancies were available in Canada as of September, a 3.8% increase from the previous month. The majority of new openings were in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Although job vacancies typically rise in September due to seasonal changes, this year, the number of vacancies only increased slightly, following three months of decline.