Immigrants and Employment (December 2017)

In December, part-time jobs increased by 54,900

Canada-Employment-Dec-2017

Canada’s Employment Overview

In December 2017, employment rose by 78,600 in Canada.

In December, there were 1,130,400 unemployed in Canada; 5.7% unemployment rate.

Full-time positions increased by 23,700 and part-time positions by 54,900.

The goods-producing sector added 6,000 jobs and the services-producing sector 72,600 positions.

In the goods-producing sector, construction added the most jobs (6,500).

In the services-producing sector, Finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing added the most jobs (25,000).




Immigrants Unemployment1 in Canada

Provincially, Newfoundland maintained the highest unemployment rates of 12.6% for the total population and 13.1% for the Canadian-born.

Very recent immigrants in Quebec had the highest unemployment rate (14.3%), followed by Nova Scotia (10.1%).

Canada: Unemployment Rates – December 2017
LANDED IMMIGRANTS
Geography Total Pop. Total Immigrants 5 or less years earlier 5 to 10 years More than 10 years Canadian Born
Canada 4.7 6 8.8 5.2 5.6 4.2
Newfoundland 12.6 x x .. x 13.1
Prince Edward Island 8.3 10 9.5 x x 8.3
Nova Scotia 6.1 8.2 10.1 x 8.5 5.8
New Brunswick 6.2 6.8 x x x 6.1
Quebec 4.6 8.5 14.3 7 7.1 3.6
Ontario 4.4 5.7 9.1 5.2 5.1 3.7
Manitoba 4 5.1 6.7 3.5 5 3.5
Saskatchewan 4.9 4.6 5.1 4.4 4.2 4.8
Alberta 5.4 7 5.5 5.6 8.3 4.9
British Columbia 4 4.1 5.4 3.3 4.1 3.9
Source: Statistics Canada 2018

Immigrants and Education1

Among workers with no degree, immigrants arrived in Canada in the past five years had the highest unemployment rate of 12.5%.

Regardless of their arrival period, the unemployment rates of immigrants with university degree were higher than those of the Canadian-born.

Canada: Unemployment by Level of Education and immigration status – December 2017
No degree High school* High School** Postsecondary Certificate University degree
Immigrants past 5 years 12.5 6.7 x 7.2 9.6
Immigrants 5-10 years x 6.9 9.7 6.1 4.4
Immigrants 10+ 6.6 5.3 4.1 6.1 5.3
Born in Canada 8.9 5.5 5.4 4.3 2.2
*Graduate
**And some postsecondary
Source: Statistics Canada 2018

1 Core-aged workers (those aged 25 to 54)

JOBLESS IN CANADA DECEMBER 2017

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