Jobs in Canada– Toronto: According to a recent survey released by the national statistical office, immigrants in Canada, particularly Indians, have been successful in finding jobs and are filling in shortages in the country’s labour force.
According to Statistics Canada’s Labor Force Survey data from 2022, the employment rate for immigrants who entered Canada over the previous five years was 70.7%, which was higher than the pre-pandemic rate from October 2019.
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It was discovered that 62% or more of immigrants who are 15 years old and older are employed. 23% of Canada’s population is made up of immigrants, according to immigration data from the census taken in 2021.
A little more than 80% of the increase in Canada’s labour force between 2016 and 2021 was caused by immigration.
At least 119,000 full-time positions were filled, increasing the rate of full-time employment by 3% over October 2021. The core working age range of 25 to 54 years old saw the greatest increase in employment for both genders.
According to the survey, the majority of new jobs were created in Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
With the majority of them being foreign-born, the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia have the biggest concentrations of Indians, followed by expanding groups in Alberta and Quebec.
Last week, Canada revealed its Immigration Levels Plan for 2023–2025, in which it stated its intention to accept a record 500,000 new permanent immigrants.
Many Indians have been moving to Canada in search of better job opportunities and a better quality of life.
Nearly 100,000 Indians obtained permanent residency in Canada in 2021, the year that saw the country admit a record-breaking 405,000 new immigrants.
The country’s immigrant population is expected to continue to grow, reaching 34% by 2041, according to Statistics Canada, which attributes the increase to the Immigration Levels Plan of Canada’s ever-increasing targets.
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Employers are actively looking to fill nearly one million positions in Canada, where the unemployment rate has decreased from a peak of 6% in April to only 5.4% now.