Canadian immigrant labour market outcomes were improving before COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:52 +0000

Before the pandemic, labour market performance gaps between Canadians and immigrants were either closing or remaining steady. In a recent report, Statistics Canada compared immigrant and Canadian employment and wages between 2000 and 2019. They found the outcomes differed depending on which outcome they were measuring, gender, and years in Canada. The study looked at […]

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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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Immigrant kids grow up to outshine the overall population in the labour force

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 09:00:12 +0000

Immigrant children are twice as likely as Canadian children to come from low-income households, but in adulthood, more of them end up getting a post-secondary education, and their salaries are oftentimes greater. These findings come from a recent Statistics Canada study that looked at data from tax files in 2018. Researchers studied the educational and […]

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:37 +0000

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. […]

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Canada’s economy rebounded in February

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:10:04 +0000

In February, Canada’s economy almost regained all of the jobs it lost in the two months prior, and the unemployment rate was the lowest it has been since March 2020. The number of people employed in February increased by 259,000 after falling by 266,000 over December and January. Statistics Canada derived these data from conducting […]

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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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