Immigrant employment up

A new study released by Statistics Canada reveals that employment among immigrants in Canada increased in 2007. Employment among immigrants aged 25 to 54, increased by 2.1%. This was stronger growth than experienced by people of the same age who were born in Canada. Job growth was strongest in the Immigrants made notable gains in transportation, accommodation and food service sectors.

There is still lots of room for improvement however as the unemployment rate for immigrants rose to 6.6%, which was higher than the rate of 4.6% for Canadian born workers.

 

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