Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for October 2021 showed that employment held steady and the unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 6.7%. Despite the number of employed people working less than half their usual hours is still 117,000 higher (+14.5%) than in February 2020, the amount fell by 9.7% (-100,000) in October. In addition, due to the cancellation of the capacity limits in the sectors where proof of vaccination is mandatory, employment experienced a rise in Ontario and New Brunswick, while having a downward trend in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
- British Columbia invited up to 268 high-skilled candidates under the BCPNP
- Saskatchewan invited 1,146 skilled candidates under the SINP
- OINP invited 1,179 candidates in the Tech Draw under the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada held the largest Express Entry draw of 2022
- Quebec invited more than 1,000 candidates in the new Arrima draw
- Canada continues to protect temporary foreign workers