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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

Canada – Chronic low income among immigrants increased from 15.8% in 2000 to 16.3% in 2004, but then declined to 12.3% by 2012

The study Chronic Low Income Among Immigrants in Canada and its Communities provides new evidence on the incidence of chronic low income among immigrants aged 25 or older during the 2000s as well as variations across 29 Canadian cities and regions. Chronic low income is defined as having a family income under a low-income cut-off for five or more consecutive … Continue reading

ICT Labour Market Outlook 2017-2021 in Canada – Digital talent demand of around 216,000 by 2021

During the period 2011 to 2016, the Canadian digital economy experienced a steady labour growth of around 2.38%, compared to that of 1.17% for the rest of the economy. The overall digital labour force now amounts to around 1,389,000 professionals, and is re ective of the health of this economy and the expanding range of … Continue reading

Canada, Recensement de 2016 – Les provinces de l’Atlantique et le Québec avaient les revenus médians les plus bas

Le revenu total médian des ménages canadiens est passé de 63 457 $ en 2005 à 70 336 $ en 2015, en hausse de 10,8 %. Les provinces de l’Atlantique et le Québec affichaient les revenus médians les plus faibles au Canada tant en 2005 qu’en 2015. Toutefois, les investissements dans le secteur des ressources au cours de … Continue reading

Canada, 2016 Census – 10.8% increase in median total household income in 10 years  

The median total income of Canadian households rose from $63,457 in 2005 to $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8% increase. Today, Statistics Canada is releasing data from the 2016 Census on the incomes of Canadians. This release presents incomes of Canadians as measured in 2015, and looks at trends over the 2005-to-2015 period, a decade of significant income growth and economic change. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, August 2017 – Employment was little changed, unemployment rate at 6.2%, matching the most recent low of October 2008

Employment was little changed in August (+22,000 or +0.1%). The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, matching the most recent low of October 2008, the month prior to the 2008-2009 labour-market downturn. An increase in the number of people working part time (+110,000) was mostly offset by a decline in the number of people employed full time (-88,000). While … Continue reading

L’Université au Québec – Frais de scolarité en 2017-2018 : 2 889$ contre 6 571$ en moyenne au Canada

Les droits de scolarité associés aux programmes postsecondaires menant à un grade ont, dans l’ensemble, augmenté en 2017-2018. Toutefois, les coûts réels que les étudiants doivent payer varient en fonction de leur programme d’études, ainsi que des subventions et de l’aide financière qu’ils peuvent recevoir. Les droits de scolarité des programmes de premier cycle des étudiants … Continue reading

Recensement du Canada de 2016 – Les anomalies sur la langue : les données corrigées

Dans le cadre des efforts visant à corriger les anomalies décelées dans les renseignements sur la langue du Recensement de 2016 qui ont été publiées initialement le 2 août 2017, Statistique Canada diffuse aujourd’hui trois nouveaux tableaux sur la langue ainsi que des renseignements connexes avec les données révisées. Ces tableaux de données sont accessibles sous la rubrique ‘Produits de … Continue reading

Immigrants with University Education in Canada – A large earnings gap with their Canadian‑born counterparts, even in the long term

The number of international students pursuing education in countries with advanced economies has been rising rapidly over recent decades. International students are often regarded as an important group of young and well‑educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. However, a few studies from Australia, Canada and the United States have shown that the earnings … Continue reading

Precarious jobs in Canada – The Employment Precarity Index (EPI)

By the end of the 20th century, there was general agreement that, across the globe, labour markets were in transition and employment was becoming less secure. It was argued that the prevalence of secure full-time employment with benefits, known as the Standard Employment Relationship (SER), was in decline. Alternative forms of employment were growing, most of which were temporary … Continue reading

Integration of University-Educated Immigrants in Canada – Pre-landing Canadian work experience plays an increasing role

International students are increasingly regarded as an important group of young and well-educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. In December 2015 there were 353,000 international students with a valid study permit in Canada, up from 84,000 in December 1995. Of the international students admitted to Canada in the early 2000s, 25% became permanent … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, July 2017 – Little change in employment and unemployment declines to 6.3%

Following two months of notable increases, employment was little changed in July (+11,000 or +0.1%). As the number of people searching for work edged down, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 6.3%. This is the lowest rate since October 2008, just prior to the onset of the 2008-2009 labour market downturn. In the 12 months to July, employment rose by 388,000 (+2.1%), mostly … Continue reading

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