In Canada, the highest Employment rates for immigrants who Landed from Africa and Asia

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Employment rates for immigrants

According to a Statistics Canada study, there are the highest Employment rates for immigrants who Landed from Africa and Asia than other regions. For immigrants over 15 years old in 2023, employment rates were: 

  • Africa: 67.7%, 
  • Asia: 66.3%, 
  • Latin America: 66%, 
  • North America: 56.6%, and 
  • Europe: 56.6% (national average: 62.7%). 

However, when looking at core-aged immigrants (25-54 years), the results inverted: 

  • Europe: 88.3%, 
  • Latin America: 82.8%, 
  • North America: 82.7%, 
  • Asia: 81.7%, 
  • Africa: 79.8% (national average: 82.6%). 

This suggests African and Asian immigrants are more likely to work outside the core age group, possibly due to cultural differences in schooling years. However, the study doesn’t include temporary workers and international students who comprise a significant part of Canada’s labor force, with 797,225 valid work permit holders in December 2022 and close to a million international students in 2023.

The Employment rates for immigrants in Canada increased in 2023

Statistics Canada published a new study exploring links between the employment rate in Canada of core working-age immigrants and the duration of their stay in Canada. The data highlights that immigrants with over ten years of stay had the highest employment rates, while recent arrivals (within the last five years) had the lowest. 

Specifically, employment rates were 77.8% for immigrants who landed five or fewer years ago, 81.9% for those who landed between 5 and 10 years ago, and 84.5% for those in Canada for over ten years. The overall employment rate for immigrants in 2023 was 82.6%, slightly lower than the 86.3% rate for Canadian-born individuals.

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