It is not uncommon for immigrants in Canada to face unemployment once in a while. Certain factors have worked in favor of bringing unemployment rates in Canada to record lows in the last few months. According to statistics collected during Canada’s March Labour Force Survey, immigrants who have been in the country for the last five years will enjoy many job opportunities to support themselves and their loved ones.
The survey was conducted during the week of March 13 to the 19th. The week saw the public health systems ease their strict restrictions due to the Corona pandemic. Patients no longer need to show proof of vaccination in provinces like Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta. Most hospitals also removed the capacity limits imposed earlier.
Canada’s unemployment rates dropped by o.2% to settle at an all-time low of 5.3%. These unemployment rates are the lowest in the country’s recorded history (since 1976). Statistics Canada is tasked with keeping track of the unemployment rates in Canada. The organization calculates the unemployment rates by counting the number of unemployed immigrants as a percentage of the Canadian labor workforce. An additional statistic provided by Statistic Canada is the adjusted unemployment rate which includes immigrants interested in a job but did not bother looking for one, leaving the unemployment rate at 7.2%, which is still an impressive figure.
Now that Canada’s unemployment rates have reached an all-time low, more people will no doubt be interested in applying for a work visa. Core-aged immigrants in the country recorded an unemployment rate of 8.3%, an all-time low compared to data collected since 2006. Canadian-born workers have an easier time in the job market, recording an unemployment rate of 4.5%. The disparity between unemployment rates for Canadian-born job seekers and immigrants has remained the same as in the pre-pandemic period.