Jobs in Canada Rising
On April 8, 2022, StatisticsCanada (StatCan) reported that 77,500 new Canadian jobs were created in March 2022 and that the national unemployment rate in Canada dropped to only 5.3 percent, which is the lowest level ever recorded in Canada!
The Canadian government’s statistics agency also reported that the average hourly wages for people working in Canada increased by a healthy 3.4% between March 2021 and March 2022.
For men 25 years of age or older working in Canada, the unemployment rate is now just 4.4 percent, while the unemployment rate for Canadian women in the same age group is a low 4.8 percent.
Economists think that the Canadian unemployment rate will fall even further this year.
There are some provinces in Canada that have unemployment rates near or below the national average.
Furthermore, several cities across Canada have very low unemployment rates, including Sherbrooke, Quebec (2.6 percent); Quebec City, Quebec (2.7 percent); Peterborough, Ontario (3.8 percent); Gatineau, Quebec (3.8 percent); Abbotsford, British Columbia (3.9 percent); Victoria, British Columbia (4.1 percent); Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (4.6 percent); Guelph, Ontario (4.8 percent); Thunder Bay, Ontario (4.9 percent); Montreal, Quebec (5.1 percent); Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.1 percent); Regina, Saskatchewan (5.2 percent); Ottawa, Ontario (5.3 percent); Halifax, Nova Scotia (5.4 percent); and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.4 percent).
With Canadian employment and wages climbing and the borders re-opened, now is a good time for skilled foreign workers to apply for immigration to Canada.
There are several Canadian immigration programs available to skilled foreign workers and their families.
Each Canadian immigration program has its own eligibility requirements and application procedure which must be followed correctly.
For example, the Federal Skilled Worker Program is based on a points system created for skilled immigrants with at least one year of full-time paid work experience in one of the eligible occupations that normally require a university degree.
Other Canadian immigration programs are designed for skilled tradespeople and foreign workers who want to live in a particular province or territory in Canada.
Canadian Visa Expert works with three authorized immigration consultants who can review your details and let you know whether you qualify to start the process for immigration to Canada.
You can learn which specific Canadian immigration program matches your personal profile and, if you qualify, the immigration consultants who work with Canadian Visa Expert can also walk you step-by-step through the application procedure.
DISCLAIMER: This guide is not and shall not be considered as professional or expert advice.