Canada’s economy is recovering and immigration levels in the labour job market are reaching pre-pandemic levels. Coupled with Canada’s favourable immigration policies to support its ageing demography, Canada is welcoming a high rate of foreign immigrants to study, work and settle permanently in the country.
The latest Labour Force Survey for July released by Statistics Canada examined Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of July 11 to 17 as public health restrictions across Canada were significantly reduced due to low case counts and high rates of vaccination.
Thanks to boosting the private sector, Canada was able to add nearly 94,000 jobs in July. The provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island witnessed an increase in employment. The current employment is 1.3 per cent under February 2020 levels.
Source: Labour Force Survey, showing how immigrant levels in the labour force are returning back to pre-pandemic.
The report finds that the number of very recent immigrants participating in the labour force has returned to 2019 levels, making up almost 4 per cent of the total labour force between January and July. The report refers to immigrants who have landed within the past five years as “very recent” immigrants.
Statistics Canada see increased Job Vacancies in Healthcare and Accommodation and Food Services. Click here to get more details.
Canada Eases Restrictions for International Travellers
Here’s a quick summary of new travel relaxations in Canada provided the COVID situation remains under control:
- Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada started August 9
- The hotel quarantine policy ended August 9
- Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine started August 9
- Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter September 7
- More airports accepting international flights.
Full-vaccinated travellers are those who have been injected with the recommended dosage of a vaccine approved for use in Canada. Currently, Canada accepts the following vaccine manufacturers: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
Further, such individuals are required to submit their proof of vaccination and travel documents to government officials through the ArriveCAN application, before arriving in Canada. These documents must be in French or English, otherwise, a certified translation copy is also accepted.
Canada even recorded its strongest month for new permanent resident arrivals. The data recorded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) analyzed the immigration trends in the month of June 2021 and found over 35,000 new entries in one month.
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