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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

Canada – Job churn a new reality for young workers

The unemployment rate for young workers has always been higher than the national average. The latest data show the youth jobless rate at about 13 per cent, nearly double the national level. The labour participation rate for youth is 63 per cent, compared with nearly 90 per cent for prime working age employees. Chosen excerpts … Continue reading

International Students in Canadian Universities – Slightly higher than the OECD average

Relative to other countries, in the 2012-2013 school year Canada ranked slightly higher than the OECD average for international students as a proportion of all students for all three levels of study (see Chart 2). In relation to other primarily English speaking countries, Canada has hosted a lower proportion of international students than Australia, the … Continue reading

Canada has no shortage of labour market information, but …

Canada has no shortage of labour market information. However, the data is fragmented, often hard to access and has many gaps, such as developments in the workplace, the balance of labour demand and supply in local markets, and the longer-term experience of college and university graduates in the labour market, to name just a few. … Continue reading

Le commerce Canada-Europe – Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE en 2015

Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE avec le Canada à 7 milliards d’euros en 2015… … mais excédent du commerce de services au plus bas Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Excédent record du commerce de biens de l’UE avec le Canada à 7 milliards d’euros en 2015

Job Vacancy in Canada, second quarter 2016 – Declined by 45,000 (-10.3%) in a year

Canadian employers reported 392,000 job vacancies in the second quarter, and the job vacancy rate was 2.5%. Compared with the second quarter of 2015, the number of job vacancies declined by 45,000 (-10.3%), and the job vacancy rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points. Job vacancy rate declines in most provinces and territories In the second quarter, the job vacancy rate declined in seven … Continue reading

Canada – L’augmentation de l’immigration ne suffira pas à contrer le vieillissement selon le CBC

La démographie canadienne va changer au cours des prochaines décennies, la principale raison en étant le vieillissement de la population. En 2015, les personnes âgées de 65 ans et plus représentaient 16,1 % de la population totale du Canada, proportion qui est appelée à dépasser les 24 % d’ici 2035. Or, le vieillissement de la … Continue reading

Overqualification in Canada among Workers Aged 25 to 64 with a University Degree – 47% have lower literacy skills and 54% have lower numeracy skills

Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. … Continue reading

Nouveau-Brunswick – Plus de 60 % des francophones aux échelons inférieurs en littératie et en numératie

Les francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick ont réalisé d’importants progrès en matière de scolarisation au cours des dernières décennies. Pourtant, ils continuent de performer beaucoup moins bien aux tests de compétence que leurs homologues anglophones, et que les francophones du Québec, de l’Ontario et du Manitoba. Plus de 60 % des francophones de cette province ont obtenu un score … Continue reading

Women’s Labour Market Participation – The Canada–U.S. gap

Substantial increases in the labour force participation of women are a striking feature of the labour market developments in most Western nations. While the growth in participation began at different times and has advanced at different rates, the quantitative changes in the North American labour market over the past three decades have been remarkable. According … Continue reading

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