• User Number Password
  • Employment in Canada Rises to Record Rate

    On December 7, 2018, the Statistics Canada (StatCan) governmental agency reported that employment in Canada soared to its highest level in more than 40 years. During November 2018, an overall increase of 94,100 new Canadian jobs were added to the country’s growing economy, causing the unemployment rate in Canada to drop to just 5.6 percent. The percentage of people working in Canada has not been this high since way back in 1976. Additionally, 89,900 of the 94,100 new jobs in Canada filled in November were full-time positions. The StatCan agency also reported that there were 218,800 more people working in Canada in November 2018 than there were in November 2017. Nonetheless, thousands of Canadian job openings remain vacant because there are not enough qualified employees available to work in Canada. This is a major reason why the Canadian government and businesses want thousands of foreign workers to move to Canada with their families so they can help keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace.

     

    Statistics about Canada’s economy also revealed that 64,400 of the 89,900 Canadian jobs produced in November 2018 were created in only four of the country’s provinces: Quebec (26,000), Alberta (24,000), Ontario (20,000), and British Columbia (16,000). In terms of the percentage of people working in Canada’s provinces and territories, British Columbia had the lowest unemployment rate at just 4.4 percent. Other Canadian provinces with low employment included Quebec at 5.4 percent; Saskatchewan with 5.5 percent; Ontario at 5.6 percent; and Manitoba with only 5.7% unemployment. In many cities and towns across Canada, the unemployment rate was even lower. For example, the unemployment rate in Guelph (Ontario) was a very low 3.0% in November 2018, while the rate was only 3.8% in Victoria (British Columbia), 3.8% in Quebec City (Quebec), 4.1% in Vancouver (British Columbia), and 4.6% in Ottawa (Ontario). Several other Canadian communities had unemployment rates below the national average of 5.6 percent.

     

    According to data released by Statistics Canada, the five-year trend for Canadian employment from 2013 through December 2018 has been going in only one direction – up! It is no coincidence that the trend for Canadian immigration has also been soaring on the same upward trajectory. Sustained economic growth is creating new jobs in Canada year after year, but as more Canadians retire, the demand for skilled foreign workers keeps rising. To learn about your best option to live and work in Canada, click here!

    Most Canadians Hold Positive View Toward Immigrants

    A Pew Research Center report published on March 14, 2019,  says that people who live in Canada have the most positive view toward immigrants of any of the world's top 18 immigration destinations. According to the international survey, 68% of individuals living in Canada believe that immigrants make their country stronger. By

    2018 Canadian Immigration Report Summarized

    Canada’s hunger for skilled foreign workers has led to a major boost in how many visas will be issued over the next three years, according to the updated Canadian immigration plan revealed on October 31, 2018. Ahmed Hussen, who is the Canadian immigration minister, announced that the national government will allow

    Canadian Immigration Boosts Population Growth

    Canada’s population is growing rapidly, mainly due to Canadian immigration. Statistics Canada reported in September 2018 that the Canadian population is rising at a rate not seen in close to 30 years. For example, there were an additional 518,588 people living in Canada in July 2018 compared to 12 months

    Great Places to Live in Canada for 2018

    There are many factors to consider when choosing where to live in Canada, so some recent reports may help to narrow down the search for that perfect place to call home.For example, The Economist rated 140 cities around the globe and named Calgary as the 4th most livable city in

    Ontario Is Top Choice for Immigrants Moving to Canada

    The Canadian province of Ontario continues to be the #1 destination for immigrants moving to Canada. In 2017, 111,925 new immigrants out of the 286,480 relocating to Canada that year settled in Ontario, with 85,500 of these newcomers moving to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). By comparison, the French-speaking province of Quebec

    High Quality of Life in Canada

    In the 2018 Best Countries report published on January 23, 2018, Canada was ranked as the world’s best country for quality of life in 2018. The Best Countries survey is conducted each year by US News and World Report, Y & R BAV Group, and the Wharton School at the University

    Economy Created 422,500 Jobs in Canada During 2017

    Data released by Statistics Canada in January 2018 revealed that the economy created 422,500 new jobs in Canada during 2017, which brought the country’s unemployment rate down to just 5.7 percent (the lowest it has been since at least 1976). Of the 422,500 new Canadian jobs filled last year, 394,200 were

    Canadian Consumers Confident About the Future

    People who live in Canada started 2018 confident about the Canadian economy, jobs and opportunities in the New Year. According to the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index which was released in January 2018, consumer confidence in Canada is close to a record high not seen since 2009. Quebec had the highest level

    For All Posts
  •