Number of new immigrants finding jobs in Canada is highest ever

The number of new immigrants finding jobs in Canada soon after they arrive in the country reached a new high in 2018, according to an internal memo of the federal government. The memo observes that the Express Entry system and strong job creation are the major factors that led to this increase. Canada has been welcoming more economic immigrants with in-demand skills and experience in recent years. Unemployment was at its lowest level in more than 40 years in the country. All these developments have also contributed to the increased placement of new immigrants.

The memo further says that the employment rate of immigrants in the 25-54 age group, who came to Canada in the last five years, is 71 per cent. This is the highest rate since the employment rate of immigrants began to be recorded in 2006. Immigrants in the age group of 25 to 54 were found to be well educated and 80 per cent of them possessed post-secondary level education in 2018, compared to 75 per cent in 2008. The percentage of Canada’s general population with post-secondary-level education, in the same age bracket, was 71 per cent during this period. These figures have a huge significance at a time when Canada is all set to increase the number of immigrants the country welcomes each year to well beyond 300000.

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The memo also revealed that among the second-generation Canadians, 95 per cent of 25 to 44-year-olds have completed high school. But the percentage among those with two Canadian-born parents was 89 per cent. The percentage of university degree holders among second-generation Canadians was 41 per cent, while the percentage of those with Canadian-born parents was 24 percentage. The average income of second-generation Canadians was also found to be high at $55,500, nearly $4,000 higher than those with Canadian-born parents.

According to data from Statistics Canada, the total number of newcomers in Canada in the year 2018 was 321,065. This is the highest number ever since 401,000 new immigrants came to Canada in 1913. As Canada has set a target of welcoming more than one million immigrants by 2021, these numbers are set to rise further. Canada will be welcoming 330,800 newcomers in 2019, a total of 341,000 in newcomers in 2020 and 350,000 newcomers in 2021.

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