Watch the NOC Codes the Government does not have sufficient data as to labour shortages. If you read the news lately in Canada there is a backlash from Canadians regarding TFW where many Canadians believe jobs are being offered to non-residents at lower wages than the prevailing market. Unemployment is high in some regions(Niagara and South western Ontario hit with manufacturing closures) and low in Alberta in some northern regions regarding the oil sands. If you are okay with going to a place that has a cold climate and remote you will get a job right away and so would a Canadian its just the Canadians won't do those jobs for the money they offer. The government scaled back Statistics Canada so they have no idea which regions are short workers, they just assume its across the board. There are so many problems with this government they don't have a clue what they are doing and they are misleading potential newcomers and raising there hopes. When I think of my ancestors they were shown beautiful pictures of sunny fertile land only to get there and find fields of rock, trees and Bitterly cold winters, but they too liked the peace among people in the country so they did the best with what they had its no different today so do your homework and set your goals accordingly so you will be prepared for anything.