Canada clocked its all-time low unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent in April. The unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants fell to 5.5 per cent, compared to 5.8 per cent in March.
Statistics Canada noted the unemployment rate for people aged 25 to 54 was even lower at 4.3 per cent. As employment is growing faster than Canada’s population, it is opening avenues for off-shore immigrants to find a job in Canada easily.
Unemployment Rate Fell Across the Three Immigrant Cohorts
Statistics Canada made few other observations with respect to the unemployment rate among Canadian immigrants. It made the following observations:
- PR immigrants within the last five years: The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 per cent among immigrants, compared to 8.3 per cent in April.
- Immigrants who gained PR between 5 to 10 years ago: it fell to 5.8 per cent compared to 6.3 per cent in March.
- Immigrants who gained permanent residence 10 years ago or more: It stood at 4.6 per cent in April compared to 4.8 per cent in March.
Employment gains were observed across all provinces, with the largest increases in immigration-friendly regions of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec. The recovery is evident in hard-hit industries like retail trade, accommodation and food services, information, culture, and recreation services.
Read our previous blog on Canadian Immigration Without a Job Offer.
Finding a Job in Canada
Depending on your academic background and relevant work experience elsewhere, the Canadian job market is wide open to foreign skilled talents. Evidently, Canada enjoys a high job vacancy rate with over 800,000 unfilled jobs.
Financial Services: To build a career in retail banking or securities trading, a Canadian securities course certification can help secure a job. Interested in working at leading institutions in Canada? We can help you.
Healthcare: Healthcare is a regulated profession in Canada. You will need to apply and obtain a license before you can practice in Canada. Job opportunities in healthcare also vary across the province, with major demand from Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Get in touch with our expert consultants to find health careers throughout Canada.
Informational Technology (IT): The Canadian province of Ontario, Quebec welcomes a major part of foreign skilled immigrants having prior experience in IT every year. There are wide options for both short-term contracting and full-time in these regions. Get in touch with our expert consultants to find IT careers throughout Canada.
Technicians: With 2+ years of experience as a Welder and an IELTS score of 5.0 and above, you can immigrate to Canada. Many more work options are open in Canada.
There are bridging programs available for several different professions, from accounting to optometry. Direct PR applicants finding a job in Canada in a field that requires licensing or credentials will be more successful if they go through a bridging program.
Best Immigration Consultants in Dubai
Amid pandemic disruption to international mobility, immigration to Canada kept unemployment rates low by increasingly converting the status of temporary residents located in Canada to permanent residents.
With increased economic activity in Canada on the rise, eligible skilled workers from outside Canada will now be targeted to fulfil the increased job vacancies and qualify for immigration to Canada.
About 1 million new immigrants will be nominated for Canada PR under various economic-class programs including the Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs over the next three years. Thousands of foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international students will benefit from these immigration-friendly measures.
Additionally, Canada will resume Express Entry draws for FSWP & CEC candidates in July. Learn more about it here.
To make the most of this benevolent period of immigration in Canada, you must consult the best immigrant consultants in Dubai. CanApprove is one such certified immigration consultant in Dubai by the College of Immigration and Consultants (CICC). We offer standard pre-departure and post-arrival immigration services including IELTS preparation assistance, and documentation support for Canada PR.
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