Immigrants and Employment (January 2018)

The economy lost 88,000 jobs in January

Unemployment Canada January 2018

Canada’s Employment Overview

In January, employment declined by 88,000 in Canada.

In January, there were 1,153,400 unemployed in Canada; 5.9% unemployment rate.

Full-time positions increased by 49,000 and part-time positions decreased by 137,000.

The goods-producing sector lost 16,200 jobs and the services-producing sector 71,900 positions.

In the goods-producing sector, construction lost 14,900 jobs.

In the services-producing sector, educational services lost the most jobs (19,600).



Immigrants Unemployment1 in Canada

Provincially, Newfoundland maintained the highest unemployment rates of 14% for the total population and 14.5% for the Canadian-born.

Very recent immigrants in Prince Edward Island had the highest unemployment rate (13.6%), followed by Quebec (12.6%).

Canada: Unemployment Rates (January 2018)
LANDED IMMIGRANTS
Geography Total Pop. Total Immigrants 5 or less years earlier 5 to 10 years More than 10 years Canadian Born
Canada 4.9 5.8 8.6 4.5 5.5 4.5
Newfoundland 14 x .. .. x 14.5
Prince Edward Island 9.5 10.3 13.6 x x 9.4
Nova Scotia 6.4 8 9.9 x 8.1 6.2
New Brunswick 7.2 8.3 x x 7.5 7.1
Quebec 4.7 8.1 12.6 6.6 7.1 3.8
Ontario 4.4 5.2 8.9 3.7 4.8 3.9
Manitoba 4.4 5.5 8 3.9 5.4 3.9
Saskatchewan 5.1 4.7 5.7 3.7 4 5.2
Alberta 5.5 7.3 6.6 5.9 8.2 5
British Columbia 4.2 4.1 5.1 3.2 4.2 4.2
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 10.8%.

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 (January 2018)
No degree High school* High School** Postsecondary Certificate University degree
Immigrants past 5 years 10.8 8.8 11 8.1 8.6
Immigrants 5-10 years x 5.3 x 6 3.7
Immigrants 10+ 6.9 5.9 3.8 6 4.9
Born in Canada 10 5.8 5.8 4.5 2.4
*Graduate
**And some postsecondary
Source: Statistics Canada 2018

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

JOBLESS IN CANADA JANUARY 2018

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