Immigrants and Employment (November 2017)

In November, the economy adds 79,500 new jobs

Canada Jobless November

Canada’s Employment Overview

In November 2017, employment rose by 79,500 in Canada.

In November, there were 1,156,500 unemployed in Canada; 5.9% unemployment rate.

Full-time positions increased by 29,600 and part-time positions by 49,900.

The goods-producing sector added 37,400 jobs and the services-producing sector 42,100 positions.

In the goods-producing sector, manufacturing added 30,400 jobs.

In the services-producing sector, wholesale and retail trade added 38,800 jobs.



Immigrants Unemployment1 in Canada

Provincially, Newfoundland maintained the highest unemployment rates of 11.4% for the total population and 11.9% for the Canadian-born.

Very recent immigrants in Quebec had the highest unemployment rate (14.4%), followed by Nova Scotia (13.8%).

Canada: Unemployment Rates – November 2017
    LANDED IMMIGRANTS  
Geography Total Pop. Total Immigrants 5 or less years earlier 5 to 10 years More than 10 years Canadian Born
Canada 4.8 6.4 9.3 6.2 5.7 4.2
Newfoundland 11.4 x x x .. 11.9
Prince Edward Island 8.1 7.3 9.1 x x 8
Nova Scotia 6.2 10.1 13.8 x 7.8 5.8
New Brunswick 5.7 6.8 x x x 5.5
Quebec 4.8 9.3 14.4 8 8 3.7
Ontario 4.5 6 9 6.5 5.2 3.7
Manitoba 3.8 5 7.6 3.6 4.3 3.3
Saskatchewan 4.6 5.4 5.9 4.8 5.4 4.4
Alberta 5.6 7.3 6.7 5.8 8.2 5.1
British Columbia 4 4.3 6 4.2 4.1 3.8
Source: Statistics Canada 2017

Immigrants Education1

Among workers with no degree, immigrants arrived in Canada in the past five years had the highest unemployment rate of 14.8%.

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 – November 2017
No degree High school* High School** Postsecondary Certificate University degree
Immigrants past 5 years 14.8 6.2 x 7.5 10.3
Immigrants 5-10 years x 8.1 11.7 6.9 5.4
Immigrants 10+ 7.6 5.2 5.8 6.2 5.4
Born in Canada 8.3 5.6 5.5 4.1 2.4
*Graduate
**And some postsecondary
Source: Statistics Canada 2017

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

JOBLESS IN CANADA NOVEMBER 2017



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