According to the all-wise Werner Patels, there is no such thing as a labour crunch in Calgary.
In my own workplace, finding capable people to fill positions has been extremely difficult to say the least; and close friends of mine that own businesses have been experiencing great difficulties hiring staff.
Unlike what Werner seems to think - namely that in a tight market that anybody can be hired in ten seconds or less, businesses are still looking for people who are qualified, capable and willing to do the job. Resumes that are so poorly written that they might as well have been in crayon are not going to get you hired. Neither is an attitude of entitlement. Handing over a poorly written resume and a cover letter that barely reads "Your hiring, I iz looking fer job" isn't going to get very far - even for entry level positions.
Businesses are still looking for the right people to fill the positions. Those with experience hiring poor staff in the past are unwilling to hire someone simply to have a warm body present, nor will they beggar themselves by overpaying for unskilled jobs.
Werner is right about one thing - we do have a housing shortage. That shortage is bad enough that the rental vacancy rate has been hovering below 1% for a couple of years now - and rents have skyrocketed. But that's a different problem than the shortage of good labor.