On January 7, 2022, Statistics Canada published a Labour Force Survey for the week of December 5 to 11, 2021. According to the survey, there was an employment growth of 55,000, which is a 0.3% increase. When compared to November (6%), the unemployment rate also slightly dropped to 5.9%. In addition, there was a higher proportion of core-aged employed newcomers than before the pandemic. The share of the very recent immigrants in the core working-age group also increased by 7.8%.