337,000 New Jobs in Canada Added in February 2022!

Canada’s Labour Force Survey recently revealed that 337,000 new jobs were added to the labour market in February alone.

Since the pandemic, Canada’s economy has slowly been recovering and the employment rate has finally dropped below pre pandemic levels, reaching 5.5 percent.

Most job opportunities fell within the following sectors for the third time in a row over the past three months:

  • Accommodation and Food Services;
  • Information and Technology;
  • Cultural and Recreation.

The two top provinces that saw a significant increase are Ontario and Saskatchewan, while the employment rate remained steady in Alberta and New Brunswick. Other provinces that saw an increase in employment opportunities are:

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba;
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec;
  • Saskatchewan

Immigration Targets Released

Canada also recently announced its new immigration levels for the next three years. This year, Canada aims to invite 431,645 people to move to Canada, permanently!

  • 2022 - 431,645 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency
  • 2023 - 447,055 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency
  • 2024 - 451,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency

In January alone, 35,260 newcomers were invited to become permanent residents, which shows that despite the pandemic, Canada has bounced back from the effects of the pandemic and its restrictions.

This not only means more opportunity to find work in Canada but that there’s a better opportunity to eventually immigrate to Canada and live there permanently.

Which Jobs Are In Demand in Canada?

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Each province and territory in Canada has different labour gaps that need to be addressed. Based on the recent Labour Force Survey the following jobs are currently in high demand in Canada.

In the past two years this highest rise in employment could be found in the following sectors:

  • professional,
  • scientific
  • technical services
  • wholesale and retail trade

More recently, there has been a distinct increase in these industries:

  • construction;
  • services-producing industries like the accommodation and food services.
  • educational services

What Are My Next Steps?

When you consider making the move to Canada, it’s important to firstly determine which programs you’re eligible for based on your needs as well as the province’s labour needs where you intend on moving to. This will not only improve your chances of getting a job in Canada, but a visa too.

But with over 100 immigration pathways to consider, each with its own set of requirements, the process can be overwhelming.

Getting the help of an experienced professional could not only help make the process easier but could give you a better chance of making your Canadian dream a reality.

Ready to take the next step towards Canada?