COVID-19 causing more long-term unemployment than 2008 recession

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00:36 +0000

The number of residents in Canada who are facing long-term unemployment saw a steep rise towards the end of 2020. Being unemployed for 27 weeks is considered “long-term unemployment.” Canada saw an uptick in these numbers in September and October, 2020, following massive job losses in March and April when businesses closed to curb the […]

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Canada employment growth slows in November

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:00:35 +0000

Although Canada’s labour market still saw improvements in November, the rate of recovery is continuing to slow. Statistics Canada’s recently released Labour Force Survey looked at Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of November 8 to 14. Overall findings reveal that employment rose 0.3 per cent in November, which followed an increase of 0.5 […]

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International students driving enrolment growth in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 09:00:48 +0000

Before coronavirus forced learning online, international students were enrolling in post-secondaries in Canada at three times the rate of domestic students. A recent Statistics Canada report examines student enrolment pre-pandemic as a way to evaluate the coronavirus impact on students. Researchers used the 2018/2019 academic year as the benchmark to measure how enrolment and graduation […]

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Here are the long-term economic outcomes of refugees in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 10:03:05 +0000

One of the ways to measure how well certain groups of migrants have integrated into Canadian society, is to look at how they performed in the labour market. Statistics Canada conducted a study on refugees who came to Canada in 2003. The study compares and contrast four different categories of refugees, how each cohort fared […]

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Canada’s labour market gained 84,000 jobs in October

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:13:48 +0000

Canada added another 84,000 jobs in October, which is significantly slower employment growth compared to the month before Between August and September there were 378,200 jobs created in Canada’s labour market. Throughout October, restrictions were re-imposed across Canada in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases, leading to slower employment growth. At the same time, […]

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Canada sees record-low fertility rates same year as record-breaking immigration levels

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:00:54 +0000

Canada saw a record low fertility rate last year, according to new Statistics Canada data. Canada’s low fertility rate is a major reason why Canada announced on Friday a historic Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023 that will see it now target over 400,000 new immigrant admissions per year. The total fertility rate in 2019 was 1.47 […]

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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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New study compares the mental health of immigrants and refugees with Canadian-born population

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:14:12 +0000

Studies have shown that overall, immigrants are found to be healthier upon their arrival to Canada than the Canadian‑born population – a phenomenon refered to as the healthy immigrant effect. However, due to the stress and integration challenges, often, this initial health advantage seems to disappear. A new study released by Statistics Canada and Immigration, […]

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Immigrant-owned businesses more likely to innovate

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:18 +0000

Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada that are owned by immigrants are statistically more likely to implement a product or process innovation. Immigrant business owners are 8.6 per cent more likely to innovate a new product, and 20.1 per cent more likely to innovate on production processes or methods. They were also more likely to […]

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