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Mobility in Canada – Infrastructure tradespersons are no more likely to have migrated from another province or region

In 2011, “infrastructure tradespersons” aged 25 to 44 were no more likely to have migrated from another province or region than those who had other types of postsecondary credentials.

Infrastructure tradespersons are defined as those who had a certification in trades and whose major field of study was in construction trades, mechanics and repair, precision production, or heavy equipment machinery and crane operation. There were 576,000 infrastructure tradespersons in 2011, accounting for 7% of the population aged 25 to 44.

In 2011, 13% of infrastructure tradespersons had lived in a different location five years earlier. Of these migrants, 9% had migrated from a different region within the same province, while 4% had migrated from another province.

In comparison, 16% of university graduates aged 25 to 44 in 2011 lived in a different location five years earlier. Specifically, 9% lived in a different region within the same province while 7% lived in a different province.

All other educational groups, including other types of trades, other college or CEGEP certificates or diplomas as well as other diplomas below bachelor, had migration rates ranging from 11% to 13%.

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Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Study: The migration of infrastructure tradespersons, 2006 to 2011.

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