Immigrants and Employment (August 2018)

Very recent immigrants with university degree have an 8.8% unemployment rate

Jobless Aug 18

Canada’s Employment Overview

In August 2018, the Canadian economy lost 51,600 jobs.

In August, there were 1,195,200 unemployed in Canada – 6% unemployment rate.

The goods-producing sector lost 30,400 jobs and the services-producing sector lost 9,200 positions.



Immigrants* Unemployment in Canada

Provincially, Newfoundland maintained the highest unemployment rates of 12.3% for the total population, 11.3% for immigrants and 12.2% for the Canadian-born.

Very recent immigrants in New Brunswick had the highest unemployment rate (13.6%), followed by Ontario (10.2%).

*25-54 years old

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UNEMPLOYMENT IN CANADA (AUGUST 2018)

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