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Job Report in Canada, June 2019 – Employment up by 421,000 or 2.3% on a year-over-year basis

In June, employment held steady for the second consecutive month. The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 5.5% as the number of people looking for work increased. In the second quarter, employment rose by 132,000 (+0.7%), virtually all in full-time work. On a year-over-year basis, employment was up by 421,000 or 2.3%. Over the same period, total hours worked increased by 1.8%. To … Continue reading

Job vacancies in Canada, QI 2019 – Up for the 10th consecutive quarter

The number of job vacancies in the first quarter was 506,000, up 44,000 (+9.6%) from the first quarter of 2018. Over the same period, the job vacancy rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 3.1%, the fourth consecutive quarter over 3.0%. This was the 10th successive quarter with a year-over-year growth in both the number of … Continue reading

Poverty – Breaking it through education : The Pathway program

A recent IZA Discussion Paper by Adam M. Lavecchia, Philip Oreopoulos and Robert S. Brown delivers encouraging evidence that comprehensive student support programs can indeed lead to meaningful, long-run labor market benefits, including higher employment rates and earnings and a reduced reliance on social assistance. Student support program in one of Toronto’s poorest community The … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, April 2019 – Employment rose by 107,000 and unemployment at 5.7%, historically low in Quebec

Employment rose by 107,000 in April, with notable gains in part-time work for youth. The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 5.7% as more people participated in the labour market. On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 426,000 (+2.3%), with gains in both full-time (+248,000) and part-time (+179,000) work. Over the same period, total hours worked were up 1.3%. Employment up … Continue reading

Millennials in Canada – Higher incomes and median wealth than young Gen-Xers but also considerably more mortgage debt

Millennials had higher incomes and median wealth than young Gen-Xers at the same age, but also considerably more mortgage debt Examining debt and wealth for young households, who have begun to accumulate assets and debt over a period of sustained home price inflation, provides another perspective on the health of balance sheets in Canada. A … Continue reading

Annual Review of Labour market in Canada, 2018 – Record-low unemployment rate

Canada’s record-low unemployment rate was one of several notable labour market trends in 2018. While the overall labour force participation rate continued to decrease, in keeping with the aging population, it reached a record high 83.2% among women in the core working ages of 25 to 54. The long-term trend of increasing labour force participation for people aged 55 and older was … Continue reading

Retirement in Canada – The Canadian Institute of Actuaries proposes to defer it

The CIA is proposing changes to the age at which benefits should be made available to Canadians under Canada’s retirement income systems and tax-assisted private savings programs, specifically the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP), Old Age Security (OAS), and registered pension plans and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs). This document is intended to engage … Continue reading

The Future of Work in Canada – Trends with the potential to impact

What does the future hold for employment in Canada? Using strategic foresight research methods, this report explores a broad range of trends with the potential to impact Canada’s labour market. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE 1. AI EVERYTHING: AI may impact and potentially disrupt every industry. 2. VR + AR EXPERIENCES: Virtual and Augmented Reality may transform the … Continue reading

Skills, Training and Lifelong Learning in Canada – Lifelong Learning Plans needed

As work evolves, workers need the right mix of skills and continuous learning opportunities at all career stages. Training programs need to function well, and the market must enable a smooth flow of workers into and out of positions while ensuring lifelong learning. While Canada’s K-12 education system is a world leader in equipping children … Continue reading

Digital Public Service in Canada – What can be done to attract a skilled and diverse workforce?

Canada’s public service has charted an ambitious information management and technology strategy, and talent is one of its pillars. Finding innovative approaches to attracting, developing, and retaining the best and brightest requires rethinking many traditional assumptions and harnessing new approaches. What can be done to attract a skilled and diverse workforce? The federal public service … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, March 2019 – Employment held steady and unemployment remained unchanged at 5.8%

Following increases in January and February, employment held steady in March. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8%. In the first quarter of 2019, employment rose by 116,000 (+0.6%). On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 332,000 (+1.8%), with gains in both full- (+204,000) and part-time (+128,000) work. Over the same period, total hours worked rose by 0.9%. Highlights Employment increased in … Continue reading

Mexican Migration to Canada – Those gaining permanent resident status (about 3,000 or so) is much smaller on an annual basis than the flow of temporary foreign workers

Emigration from Mexico to Canada has been considerably less examined than to the United States, which is by far the overwhelming destination for Mexican migrants. Yet this migration reveals some significant differences: Mexicans who obtain permanent resident status tend to have similar educational attainment as other immigrant groups in Canada, a significant contrast with those … Continue reading

Démographie du Canada, 1er juillet 2018 – La population des régions vieillit plus rapidement

La croissance démographique des régions urbaines du Canada stimulée par l’immigration permanente et temporaire Le Canada continue de s’urbaniser avec 26,5 millions de personnes vivant au sein d’une région métropolitaine de recensement (RMR) au 1er juillet 2018. La croissance des grandes régions urbaines (+1,8 %) surpassait celle du reste du pays (+0,6 %). Les trois plus grandes RMR du pays — Toronto, Montréal … Continue reading

 Job Vacancies in Canada, Q42018 – Number and rate increase for the ninth consecutive quarter

The number of job vacancies and the job vacancy rate were both up in the fourth quarter, the ninth consecutive year-over-year increase. Job vacancies and the job vacancy rate rose in every province year over year except for Saskatchewan in the fourth quarter. The majority of economic regions recorded job vacancy growth. Job vacancies increased … Continue reading

Labour Force in Canada, Projections to 2036 – Expected to continue to increase, from 19.7 million in 2017 to 22.9 million in 2036

In this study, data from the Demosim microsimulation model are used to assess the labour force participation rate of Canadians in 2036 under various scenarios of population growth and participation rates by age. In addition, the article provides an overview of the ethnocultural characteristics of persons who will be in the labour force in 2036, … Continue reading

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