Statistics Canada has released the Labour Force Survey data for October 2022. Overall, the rate of unemployment has recovered from increases over May-September but is still consistent with September at 5.2%.
The survey shows that immigrants have been successful in finding employment and filling some of the gaps in Canada’s labor force. Just over 62% of immigrants aged 15 and over are employed. It was also found that immigrants who arrived in Canada over the past five years had an employment rate of 70.7%, a higher rate than in October 2019, pre-pandemic.
Media outlets highlighted that Indians community has been one of the largest segment of immigrants.