Statistics Canada Examines Immigrant Employment Rates & Wages; The Outcome Seems Encouraging 


An official report released recently by Statistics Canada found convergence in the labour market performance between Canadian-born natives and foreign immigrants. 


The said decadal study compared immigration and Canada employment rates and wages data between 2000 and 2019. The outcomes are more than encouraging for any prospective immigrants choosing to work and settle in Canada permanently. 

Statistics Canada attributed the improved immigrant outcomes in the Canadian labour market to policy changes like the adoption of the ‘two-step’ immigration selection, revision in immigration points scoring system, introduction of the Express Entry system and newer Provincial Nominee Progam (PNP) streams, and economic conditions prevailing in the country. 

Improved Outcomes For Immigrants between 2000-2019

The study found immigrant men who had been in Canada for less than 10 years to get jobs faster than Canadian-born men. There was also a marginal improvement in the relative employment rate of immigrant women who had been in Canada for less than five years. 

The study observed higher entry-level wages among the immigrants as Canada revised its selection criteria in the early 2000s. Individuals with higher levels of education and higher language proficiency in English or French fare better in Canada

Candidates who immigrate to Canada under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams tend to earn more than their Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) counterparts. 

FSWP candidates do not necessarily need Canadian experience to be eligible for permanent residence. In 2008, Canada created the Canadian Experience Class, allowing temporary workers with eligible work experience to become permanent residents. Then in 2013, Canada created the Federal Skilled Trades Program to focus more on candidates who had more practical experience than formal education.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for various immigration streams. Further, our consultants are online to discuss any specific concerns regarding your Canadian immigration.

Immigration To Remain Strong Post-Pandemic

Immigration to Canada took a hard hit when the pandemic was first realized by the world. However, Canada held the morale of prospective immigrants high by announcing a series of incentives, including its immigration levels plan for 2021-2023. The country’s annual Budget 2021 even outlined positive implications for immigration.  

A total of 1.2 million new permanent residents are to be welcomed in the next three years. Over 60% of the total target will be fulfilled by economic-class programs such as Express Entry, PNP, business immigration streams, study permits. 

The trends observed from nomination draws also tell us that Canada is admitting more immigration candidates who are already in the country to apply for permanent residency

Canadian Immigration will remain strong even in the post-pandemic period because:

For those looking for better career growth and a higher standard of living, Canada is an ideal choice for immigration. At CanApprove, we offer complete guidance on immigration programs, overseas education opportunities, visa documentation, approval, accommodation support and much more.

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