Employment drops as Canada introduces stricter health measures

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 12:00:03 +0000

Canada saw its unemployment rate increase more than 8 per cent in April 2021, as employment fell by 207,000. Statistics Canada measured Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of April 11 to 17. Canadian provinces were introducing stricter health measures because of the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. A stay-at-home order was introduced in Ontario. Quebec had 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. curfews […]

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Canada adds 303,000 jobs in March

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s economy grew even closer to pre-pandemic levels in March. Statistics Canada examined labour market conditions during the week of March 14 to 20, just as the third wave of the coronavirus was starting. Public health measures were less restrictive in several provinces. Stay-at-home orders had been lifted for all regions of Ontario, although personal […]

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How early Express Entry immigrants fared in the labour market: study

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:08:35 +0000

Express Entry immigrants, generally, outperformed immigrants who came through the previous application system, with nearly all finding employment in the first year after landing. A recent report by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looked at how Express Entry immigrants were faring in the Canadian labour market between 2015 and 2018. They compared results of the groups of people who […]

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Economic recovery: Canada adds another 246,000 jobs in August

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 02:00:14 +0000

Some 3 million jobs were lost following lockdowns introduced across Canada in March to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  However, more people are now back to work.  The results of the August Labour Force Survey released on Friday show that the recent easing of public health restrictions has meant more employment for Canadians in general and for immigrants […]

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More U.S. film productions moving to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 12:00:56 +0000

Industry insiders say a growing number of major American productions are relocating to Canada. The increase of Covid-19 cases in California, the very strict health and safety protocols and testing issued by Hollywood’s Unions, combined with the shortage of tests, are pushing the major film studios to look to Canada in order to get film […]

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Study: PNP and CEC immigrants fare better in labour market

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:00:38 +0000

Immigrants who gain permanent residence through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) fare better in the labour market than those who immigrate through the Foreign Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP). This is according to a study conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with Immigration, […]

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Canada regains 55% of jobs lost to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:38:03 +0000

Canada is seeing some economic recovery as coronavirus restrictions ease throughout the country. About 55 per cent of the 3 million jobs lost since April were recouped as of July, according to the Labour Force Survey. About 419,000 jobs were added in July, a 2.4 per cent increase over the previous month. The growth was […]

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Quebec resumes foreign worker recruitment campaigns

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:00:09 +0000

Quebec is holding online recruitment campaigns targeting foreign workers to help employers in the province fill labour shortages and support the province’s post-pandemic economic recovery. The planned recruitment initiatives called the Journées Quebec (Quebec Days) are led by the Ministère de l’Immigration du Québec, with the support of its network of representatives in various locations […]

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Canada’s film industry rebounds from coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:11 +0000

The Canadian film and television industry, which like many others around the world had to deal with postponements and cancellations of filming, productions and festivals due to travel restrictions and physical distancing measures, is now looking to the future. There is no doubt that the resilience of the industry has been tested by COVID-19, due […]

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Atlantic Canada lost fewest jobs due to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:44:36 +0000

The closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 was devastating for the Canadian labour market, but the country’s employment rate rebounded in June. Recent figures provided in the June issue of BMO’s Labour Market Card suggest that Canada has now recovered 41 per cent of the jobs lost due to the coronavirus […]

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