Immigrants can boost productivity for Canadian businesses, study finds

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:32 +0000

With an increase in the number of immigrant workers comes productivity growth for Canadian businesses.   This is the conclusion drawn in a recent Statistics Canada study that assessed the impact of immigration on company-level productivity outcomes.    The report titled “Immigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database” is based on data […]

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Employment services help newcomers adapt to what Canadian employers expect

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:14:20 +0000

Though Canada still names immigration as a priority in helping the economy recover from coronavirus, barriers still remain between newcomers and job opportunities. New immigrants entering the job market may be faced with credential recognition issues. Language or cultural barriers may affect newcomers’ confidence or their ability to communicate with their employers and colleagues. They […]

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Visitors can now apply for work permits from within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:56:29 +0000

International visitors who are currently in Canada with a job offer can now apply for a work permit without having to leave the country. The new policy goes into effect immediately, according to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) media release. It will benefit temporary residents who are already in Canada with a job […]

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Employment rose in B.C. and Newfoundland last month, new Labour Force Survey shows

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 20:24:51 +0000

British Columbia and Newfoundland led Canada’s provinces in employment gains in October, Statistics Canada’s new Labour Force Survey reports. Canada added 443,000 new jobs in the 12 months spanning October 2018 to October 2019, led by gains in full-time work, Statistics Canada said. Overall employment dropped slightly in October, as Canada shed 1,800 net jobs, […]

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Recent immigrants reached new employment high in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:40:20 +0000

The employment rate among recent immigrants between the ages of 25 and 54 reached a 12-year high in 2018, The Canadian Press is reporting.  The news agency obtained a federal Finance Ministry memo from January that says the employment rate for immigrants in this age group who landed in Canada less than five years prior […]

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Ontario, B.C. led Canadian provinces in employment gains in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 21:45:07 +0000

Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 — a year that saw Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.   The number of people employed in Ontario grew by 78,000 over the course of 2018, all of it full-time employment, while the province’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate hit record low in November

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:00:56 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate reached a record low in November, according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey.   The unemployment rate, which Statistics Canada defines as the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labour force, dropped to 5.6 per cent last month — a number that hasn’t been reached since comparable data became […]

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