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Talent for ICT in Canada – The immigration stream

The application and adoption of social, mobile, applications, analytics and the cloud (SMAAC) and Internet of Things (IoT) in sectors such as health, manufacturing, natural resources, financial services and government services has created strong demand for highly skilled workers capable of implementing and managing these technologies. However, Canada is experiencing a shortage of skilled ICT … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Lowest Score for Canada Express Entry draw

Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and  60th overall, inviting 3,665 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 415, a record for the all-time low CRS score for Express Entry. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at New Record For … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Canada, Q4-2016 – Up 6.3% with job vacancy rate at 2.4%

Job vacancies rose 6.3% from the fourth quarter of 2015 to 375,000 in the fourth quarter, following little year-over-year change in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the job vacancy rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 2.4%. Compared with the third quarter of 2016, the number of job vacancies (unadjusted for seasonality) fell by 6.6% in Canada, while the job vacancy rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points. These quarter-to-quarter … Continue reading

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) in Canada – An account at age 15 is associated with higher postsecondary enrolment rates by age 19

The registered education savings plan (RESP) investment vehicle is designed to encourage parents of school-age children to save early for their children’s education. This study investigates RESP investments in families, by family income, and subsequent postsecondary enrolment among children in these families. The study finds that among families with children under the age of 18, … Continue reading

Refugees in Canada – Mixed success when it comes to economic outcomes

Since the fall of 2015, refugee resettlement in Canada has risen dramatically as the Trudeau government committed itself to admitting at least 25,000 Syrian refugees—a goal accomplished by the end of February 2016. As Canada expands its resettlement efforts, ensuring the labor-market integration and self-sufficiency of these new arrivals is a major challenge. Refugees in … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, March 2017 – Employment was little changed (+19,000 or +0.1%)

Employment was little changed in March (+19,000 or +0.1%), while the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.7% as more people searched for work. In the first quarter of 2017, employment gains totalled 83,000 or 0.5%. This growth is comparable to the last quarter of 2016 (+91,000 or +0.5%) and notably higher than the first quarter of 2016 (+36,000 or +0.2%). Compared with 12 months earlier, employment increased by 276,000 (+1.5%), mostly … Continue reading

Canada – Individuals with lower levels of education save less for retirement

Using two new datasets that link survey respondents from the 1991 and 2006 censuses of Canada to administrative tax records, this paper assesses the extent to which education affects how Canadians save and accumulate wealth for retirement. First, using descriptive analysis, this study finds the following: Across groups of individuals based on their highest level … Continue reading

Education in Canada, 2015-2016 – 97% of 15-year-olds were attending school, 24% of 19-year-olds were in college and 36% of 21-year-olds were at university

From 2004/2005 to 2014/2015, the proportion of full-time elementary/secondary teachers under the age of 30 decreased, while the comparable proportion of teachers 60 years of age or older increased. This is in line with what has been observed in Canada more generally, namely that the Canadian population is aging and that the older generation is increasingly postponing retirement. During this same time … Continue reading

Apprentis au Canada – Ceux qui ont terminé leur programme étaient plus susceptibles de se trouver un emploi

La forte croissance économique relativement constante depuis 2000 et les pressions démographiques comme le vieillissement de la main-d’œuvre ont contribué à la demande accrue d’ouvriers de métiers qualifiés. Malgré le déclin qui a suivi la récession économique de 2008 et 2009, le nombre de nouvelles inscriptions aux programmes d’apprentissage a augmenté de près de 200 % … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Prior host-country work experience as a criteria would improve integration

Recent changes to immigration selection policies favor skilled workers with prior work experience in the immigrant host country. Using unique administrative tax data for Canada, we estimate earnings equations to quantify the difference in earnings of immigrants with prior Canadian experience (prefilers) and those without prior experience (non-prefilers). We find that, relative to non-prefilers, entry … Continue reading

Robots and Jobs in Canada – 42 percent of the tasks can be automated report finds

For this report we used methodologies both from Oxford professors Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne and from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, which have been employed in other jurisdictions, and applied them both to Canadian data for the first time. Read this report to help you: Understand the effects that automation can … Continue reading

Canada – 21% of recent temporary foreign workers gained permanent residence within five years

The number of temporary foreign workers in Canada increased considerably from the early 1990s. Temporary foreign workers over this period also became an increasingly important source of permanent residents admitted to Canada. Using the Temporary Residents file and the Immigrant Landing File, this article documents the changes in the levels and types of new temporary … Continue reading

Canada Job Report, January 2017 – Employment rose by 48,000

Employment rose by 48,000 (+0.3%) in January, building on gains observed in the latter part of 2016. The unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 6.8%. On a year-over-year basis, employment rose by 276,000 (+1.5%), with most of the increase occurring from August to January. Following a significant increase in December, full-time employment held steady in January. Compared with 12 months earlier, full-time employment … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, Novembre 2016 – Unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%

After two consecutive months of notable increases, employment was little changed in November (+11,000 or +0.1%). With fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%. Compared with November 2015, overall employment rose by 183,000 (+1.0%), with the number of people working part time increasing by 214,000 (+6.4%). Over the same period, the total number of hours worked … Continue reading

Employment Insurance Coverage in Canada, 2015 – 65.3% of all unemployed paid premiums with 81.1% of them being eligible

The eligibility rate for receiving regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits was 82.8% in 2015, little changed from 83.1% in 2014. In all, 848,000 unemployed people contributed to the EI program in 2015, as they paid premiums in the 12 months preceding their unemployment spell. This represented 65.3% of all unemployed, the largest share since 2009. From 2014 to 2015, the proportion of unemployed people who contributed to the EI … Continue reading

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