How NOC changes affect Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:00:50 +0000

Canada’s immigration department will switch to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system on November 16, 2022, according to the government’s website. The new NOC will change eligibility for some of Canada’s immigration programs including Express Entry. Currently, in order to be eligible for Express Entry you need work experience that falls […]

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Canada still has over one million job vacancies

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 12:00:59 +0000

Statistics Canada has released its monthly payroll employment, earnings, hours, and job vacancy report for May 2022. Based on the report, the number of employees in Canada receiving pay or benefits from their employer has decreased for the first time since May 2021. The survey, compiled with data from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and […]

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4 tips to achieve career success as a new immigrant to Canada

Credit to Author: Windmill Microlending| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:48:00 +0000

For newcomers, one of the priorities upon arriving in Canada is establishing your career. It is a significant step to launching your life in your new country. Major life goals such as car or home ownership or saving for retirement become possible when your career potential in Canada is unleashed. To set your Canadian career […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate drops below 5%, the lowest in Canadian history

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 12:00:05 +0000

June’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada shows Canada’s labour market is still tightening, making it difficult for Canadian employers to find workers. Employment fell by 43,000 last month. It marks the first employment decline not associated with public health restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. The reason employment fell is mainly due to […]

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Overall job vacancies in Canada continue to increase

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 17:00:14 +0000

According to Statistics Canada’s latest report on job vacancies, payroll and earnings, employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill about 1 million job positions at the beginning of April, up 2.4% from the previous months and almost 45% from April last year (not seasonally adjusted). Statistics Canada indicated that the increase in April is […]

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Canada’s high job vacancy rate means immigration will be even more critical to the labour market in the future

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:00:19 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate is at a record low of 5.1%, resulting in significant worker shortages. Job vacancies are more than 80% higher than they were pre-pandemic. These vacancies are in large part due to Canada’s aging population. More than one in five working age Canadians are approaching retirement age. This impact is compounded by Canada’s […]

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Canada sees record-high job vacancies in the first quarter of 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:00:31 +0000

Job vacancies in Canada climbed to 957,500 in the first quarter, the highest quarterly number on record according to Statistics Canada. The number of job vacancies has spiked by more than 72% representing about 401,900 positions compared to the first quarter of 2020. Job vacancies in Q1 2022 surpassed the previous record high numbers recorded […]

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Canada’s unemployment rate down to record-low 5.1%

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:00:22 +0000

Canada’s unemployment rate hit a new record-low of 5.1%, the lowest point it’s been since comparable data became available in 1976. Statistics Canada reported in its most recent Labour Force Survey that the labour force gained 39,800 jobs in May, mostly in full-time work. More than 135,000 people found full-time work last month. Gains were […]

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Canada reports over 1 million job vacancies

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 31 May 2022 13:00:24 +0000

Canadian employers were actively seeking to fill more than one million vacant positions at the beginning of March 2022, according to Statistics Canada’s latest report on job vacancies, payroll, and earnings. The number of job vacancies in Canada reached a record-high of 1,012,900 in March, more than the previous record of 988,300 in September 2021. […]

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How Canada’s new NOC will affect Express Entry eligibility

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 28 May 2022 12:00:47 +0000

Details of how the updated National Occupation Classification (NOC) system will affect Express Entry eligibility have been released. NOC 2021 will come into effect in November 2022. A total of 16 occupations will become eligible for Express Entry, and three will become ineligible, according to an internal briefing memo. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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