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Education in Canada – The highest proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 with tertiary education among OECD countries

This report is a product of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). It is intended to facilitate the comparison of educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories with those of countries that belong to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The document presents a series of indicators harmonized to the definitions and methodologies … Continue reading

Vacancies in Entry level Jobs in Canada – About 1 in 2 require no previous work experience and the majority of entry-level jobs require little education

Understanding whether the skills employers are looking for differ from the ones available in the labour market is important. Some evidence hints that Canadian employers are having difficulty recruiting qualified workers. Employers are looking to recruit employees who can adapt to changing workplace and industry conditions, as well as those who demonstrate strong “people skills” … Continue reading

The workforce in Canada – The 2016 Census (infographics)

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Job Report in Canada, November 2017 – Employment up 80,000, unemployment fell to 5.9%, lowest since February 2008

Employment increased for the second consecutive month, up 80,000 in November. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%, the lowest rate since February 2008. In the 12 months to November, employment was up by 390,000 (+2.1%), with all the gains attributable to full-time work (+441,000 or +3.0%) as part-time employment was down slightly. Over the same period, total hours worked grew by 1.0%. The … Continue reading

Older Workers and Taxes in Canada – Changes in individuals’ tax rates associated with changes in the employment decisions of spouses

Amid an aging society and rising labour market participation rates among older Canadians, it is important to understand the factors affecting the employment decisions of older workers. Although there is a large research literature estimating the effects of income taxes on the labour supply decisions of young and middle-aged workers, the ways in which older … Continue reading

Éducation au Canada – Pour un effort coordonné pour qu’un nombre accru de jeunes acquièrent de l’expérience à l’étranger

Les Canadiens tirent fierté de leur société ouverte, diversifiée et innovante. Pourtant, le Canada est-il prêt à affronter les défis de l’avenir? Les jeunes Canadiens ont besoin de connaissances, de compétences et d’expériences pour réussir dans un monde de plus en plus complexe et compétitif. L’innovation technologique transforme la nature du travail et les compétences … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, October 2017 – Employment increased by 35,000 and unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%

Employment increased by 35,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%. Employment gains in the month were driven by full-time work (+89,000), while fewer people worked part time (-53,000). On a year-over-year basis, total employment rose by 308,000 (+1.7%), with full-time work increasing by 397,000 (+2.7%) and the number of people working part time declining by 89,000 (-2.5%). On a year-over-year … Continue reading

Canada – The evolution of the approach to immigrant integration

Canada has long been a country of immigrants, largely selected for their ability to contribute to economic development. Though the source countries have evolved, the focus on employment-based immigration has remained, while also allowing for family reunification and refugee admissions. Overall, given Canada’s geography (and the Safe Third-Country Agreement with the United States, which bars … Continue reading

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations – Improved labour market indicators for youth and student employment

Increasingly, Canadian students are facing difficult decisions regarding their career paths and finding gainful employment after graduation. Proper data is needed for students to make informed career decisions, and it is also essential to facilitate evidence-based employment policy at all levels of government. Despite the difficulties youth and students have continued to face in securing … Continue reading

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations – Investing in Transitioning Post-Secondary Students into the Workforce

Canada’s youth, post-secondary students, and recent graduates face significant obstacles in their efforts to transition into the workplace. Unemployment and under- employment among these groups remain stubbornly high. This is particularly problematic for underrepresented and marginalized youth. Student debt has also risen steadily in recent years, putting more pressure on students to find work that … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada, 2016 Census – 21.9% of the population, close

On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 Census, the highest level since Confederation. In 2016, Canada had 1,212,075 new immigrants who had permanently settled in Canada from 2011 to 2016. These recent immigrants represented 3.5% of Canada’s total population in 2016. … Continue reading

Canada – Total employment rose by 186,000 (+1.0%) in the first six months of 2017

Economic activity continued to strengthen in the first half of 2017 as household spending, exports and business investment supported growth. Business outlays on non-residential structures, machinery and equipment, and intellectual property assets rose during the first two quarters of the year, following notable declines during 2015 and 2016. Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased for … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Canada, Q2 2017 –  460,000, up 67,000 (+17.2%) from last year

The number of job vacancies totalled 460,000 in the second quarter, up 67,000 (+17.2%) from the second quarter of 2016. The overall job vacancy rate rose 0.4 percentage points to 2.9%. Increases in job vacancies were broadly based across provinces and industrial sectors. This was the third consecutive quarter with year-over-year increases in both the number of job vacancies and the job vacancy … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, September 2017 – Employment and unemployment essentially unchanged

Employment was essentially unchanged in September (+10,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate remained at 6.2%, matching the low of October 2008. Chart Unemployment rate Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Daily — Labour Force Survey, September 2017

Higher Immigration in Canada – Integration is imperative says the Conference Board

Comparing the Three Scenarios In the Status Quo scenario, real GDP grows by an average annual rate of 1.85 per cent between 2017 and 2040. Under the medium immigration scenario, the 450,000 immigrants arriving in Canada in 2040 contribute 0.45 percentage points to average annual real GDP growth of 1.94 per cent over the forecast … Continue reading

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