New Labor Force Survey released by Statistics Canada throws light on one of the top reasons to immigrate to Canada- employment opportunities for foreign skilled workers. 

 

Employment in Canada increased in accommodation and food services and in construction, while it was little changed in the other industries. Between the time period- December 2018 and 2019, Canada saw more than 320,000 people being employed. The record-low unemployment rate during the time period led the path to employment rates grew at a faster pace in 2019. 

 

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Province-wide employment gains

Ontario and Quebec led the Canadian provinces in employment gains in December 2019. On that note, let us look at various Canadian provinces & scope of employment gains it witnessed during the said period. 

 

Ontario

Employment gains were largely in full-time work, with 227,000 more positions filled. Increases were felt in the professional, scientific and technical services as well as health care and social assistance. 

 

Quebec

Year over year, employment in Quebec increased by 63,000 with nearly all the growth in full-time work. Gains were mostly among youth ages 15 to 24 and people over age 55.

 

Manitoba

Manitoba added 2,800 more jobs to its labor force. These gains were led by more part-time work for youth ages 15 to 24. However, the number of people working full-time declined.

 

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island saw 1,100 more jobs in December 2019. The province ended the year with 4,600 more jobs which is the largest year-over-year increase since comparable data became available in 1976.

 

Employment growth was observed in several industries with construction leading the way. 

 

Nova Scotia

Employment increased by 6,700 in Nova Scotia in the last 12-months leading up to December 2019. Leading these gains was the health care and social assistance sector, as well as the manufacturing industry.

Naturally, more than half of the employment growth in the province was among the youth.

 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick saw an increase of 5,000 jobs on a year-over-year basis. The majority of those employed were age 55 and up.

 

Construction and public administration were the largest contributors to employment growth since December 2018.

 

British Columbia

The province experienced four consecutive years of employment gains and had the lowest unemployment rate of any province.

 

Saskatchewan

The services-producing sector experienced a gain in employment opportunities. 

 

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