Immigrants and Employment (June 2017)

Immigrants with no degree more likely to be unemployed

Canada’s Employment Overview

In June 2017, employment rose by 45,300 in Canada.

In June, there were 1,270,300 unemployed in Canada; 6.5% unemployment rate.

Full-time positions increased by 8,100 and part-time positions by 37,100.




The goods-producing sector added 16,000 jobs and the services-producing sector added 29,200 positions.

In the goods-producing sector, agriculture added the most jobs (12,000)

In the services-producing sector, professional, scientific and technical services added the most jobs (27,000).

Immigrants Unemployment1 in Canada

Provincially, Newfoundland maintained the highest unemployment rates of 13.1% for the total population, 17.1% for immigrants and 12.9% for the Canadian-born.

Very recent immigrants in Quebec had the highest unemployment rate (13.8%), followed by Manitoba (9.3%).

Canada: Unemployment Rates – June 2017
LANDED IMMIGRANTS
Geography Total Pop. Total Immigrants 5 or less years earlier 5 to 10 years More than 10 years Canadian Born
Canada 5.4 6.1 9.4 6 5.3 5
Newfoundland 13.1 17.1 x 38.5 x 12.9
Prince Edward Island 8.3 6.1 x x x 8.3
Nova Scotia 6.9 6.4 8.5 x 4.5 6.8
New Brunswick 6.5 x x x x 6.8
Quebec 5.1 8.2 13.8 4.9 7.6 4.4
Ontario 5.1 5.5 8.5 5.7 4.9 4.7
Manitoba 4.1 4.9 9.3 3.8 3.3 3.9
Saskatchewan 5.7 8.9 8.3 9.9 8.8 5.1
Alberta 6.7 7.8 9.1 7.8 7.4 6.4
British Columbia 4.3 4.5 6.9 5.6 3.8 4
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 21.4%.

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 – June 2017
  No degree High school* High School** Postsecondary Certificate University degree
Immigrants past 5 years 21.2 8.1 x 9.7 9.1
Immigrants 5-10 years 15.2 8 x 6.7 4.6
Immigrants 10+ 9.3 7.3 9.9 4.6 4.4
Born in Canada 12 6.8 6.8 4.7 2.7
*Graduate
**And some postsecondary
Source: Statistics Canada 2017

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



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