Immigration Empowers: Canada's Newcomers Drive Employment Surge

Canada has witnessed a significant surge in employment among new immigrants. According to Statistics Canada, recent immigrants in the country are now experiencing accelerated employment growth compared to their Canadian-born counterparts, bridging the employment disparity. Immigrants aged 25-54 have observed a notable 10.7% rise in employment rates from 2010 to 2023, whereas Canadian-born workers experienced a more modest 4.1% increase. This reduction in the employment rate gap, from 13.1% in 2010 to 6.5% in 2023, underscores the narrowing divide. Additionally, unemployment rates for immigrants have declined from 12.1% in 2010 to 6.6% in 2023. Immigrants have shown resilience in rebounding from employment setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly evident in sectors like accommodation, food services, and retail. Moreover, immigrants are significantly contributing to innovation, accounting for over one-third of all patents, and are increasingly participating in investment activities in Canada, despite comprising only a quarter of the population.

For more insights into recent adjustments to Canada's temporary immigration policies, refer to our previous article titled "Canada's approach to temporary immigration is undergoing significant adjustments."