October 10, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. The figures for September 26, 1945, are not available. Those given are for September 28, 1945-5,502 male, 1,721 female employment vacancies in Vancouver on September 28, 1945.
2. 5,673 male, 2,129 female applicants for employment, same day.
3. Of the male vacancies, there were 793 in logging, sawmill or other woodworking industry; 388 in mining; 2,148 in other manufacturing industry; 479 skilled and 149 semiskilled in construction industry, and a total of 1,545 unskilled in all other male employment.

Questions as Orders for Returns
4. In logging, sawmill or other woodworking industry, maximum and minimum rates of pay were 60c to SI.50 per hour. In mining the rates were S4.62 to $7.55 per day. In other manufacturing industry, the rates were 50c to $1.12^ per hour. In construction industry, the rates were 50c to S1.31-J per hour; and in all others, the rates were between 50c and $1.31 per hour.
5. The general classification of vacancies in female employment were clerical workers, sales workers, household workers, waitresses, kitchen workers, textile workers, miscellaneous workers and cooks. There were 220 unfilled vacancies for domestic service.
6. The maximum and minimum rates of pay for these workers were, for clerical workers, $15 to $25 per week; sales workers, $15 to $25 per week; household workers, $20 to $60 per month, with board and room; waitresses, $15 to $18 per week, with meals; kitchen workers, $15 to $18 per week, with meals; textile workers, 36c to 65c per hour; miscellaneous workers, 30c to 62c per hour, and cooks, $22 per week.

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