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 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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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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Immigration could drive Canada’s population to 55 million by 2068: Statistics Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:02:37 +0000

While many developed countries are expected to see some population decrease over the next 50 years, Canada’s population is projected to flourish as a result of immigration. Statistics Canada reports the Canadian population could reach 55 million people by 2068 under a medium-growth scenario, up from 37.1 million in 2018. The agency created nine “plausible […]

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Ontario led the way in employment gains in August

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:35:50 +0000

Employment in Canada increased significantly in August largely as a result of gains in part-time work, Statistics Canada is reporting. Five Canadian provinces saw employment gains while the rest of the country held steady, according to the StatsCan Labour Force Survey, and three industrial sectors benefitted from significant increases. Ontario: part-time work in wholesale and […]

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