Atlantic Labour Market Shows Lowest Job Loss in Canada
When most people start looking for jobs in Canada the first place they think of are cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal Calgary or Edmonton, often overlooking some of the lesser-known gems on the eastern coast.
Atlantic Canada not only has some of the most beautiful cities to live in but some of the most affordable too, offering great job opportunities as well as job security. As we try to navigate our way through uncharted waters with people facing tremendous challenges surrounding the current pandemic, particularly unemployment, one province seems to be weathering the storm fairly well.
New Brunswick has had the lowest rate of unemployment in Canada since the start of the restrictions implemented due to COVID-19. Compared to Canada’s overall unemployment rate, which currently sits at 12.3%, New Brunswick only has a rate of 9.9%. This has only increased by 2% since last year and has already started to show an improvement of 2.9% since May, according to StatsCan.
As countries start to recover from the impact that the pandemic has had on their economies, Canada seems to have made strides and according to Times magazine, has had the best global responses and some of the most positive results among all G-7 countries in terms of healthcare and Government economic stimulus-response strategies and overall economic recovery, with almost 1 million people returning to work in June 2020 alone.
Top Jobs in Atlantic Canada
There are a variety of jobs available in Atlantic Canada, particularly in transportation, medical, hospitality and tourism as well as trade professions. Below are some of the in-demand jobs in Canada’s Atlantic provincial industries.
- Medical - Nurses, physicians, dentists, home support workers;
- Logistics and Transportation - Long Haul Truck Drivers, delivery workers, bus drivers;
- Agriculture - General farmworkers, farm and livestock supervisors, fruit pickers;
- Trades - Mechanics, carpenters, welders, pipefitters
- Hospitality and Tourism - Front desk clerks, cooks, food and beverage servers, cleaning staff;
- Food Processing and Manufacturing - Industrial butchers, fish and seafood plants workers; and
- Tech and Science - Aerospace engineers and inspectors, Civil engineers, Chemical technicians.
Top Ways to Immigrate to Atlantic Canada
There are various ways to immigrate to Atlantic Canada, which mainly depends on your level of education and work experience as well as other factors such as your language skills, age and connection to the province.
If you are a highly skilled worker with a degree, diploma or some form of post-secondary education with experience in a management or professional jobs such as a doctor or restaurant manager then the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which is managed by the Express Entry System may be just what you’re looking for.
High to Semi-Skilled
If you are a high to semi-skilled worker with a high school diploma or job-specific training with experience in a technical or skilled trade the Federal Trade Worker Program managed by the Express Entry System or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot will be two of your best options. Both immigration options will require that you have a job offer and at least 1 year of relevant work experience in order to qualify. Another option would be to apply through one of the following Provincial Nominee Programs:
- New Brunswick PNP;
- Newfoundland and Labrador PNP;
- Nova Scotia PNP;
- Prince Edward Island PNP.
Semi to Low-Skilled
If you are an experienced semi to low-skilled worker in a profession that requires on-the-job training your best bet is to secure a job offer in Canada and apply to immigrate to Atlantic Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program or as a Temporary Foreign Worker. Although this will not grant you permanent residency in Canada it will give you the opportunity to gain enough work experience to apply for permanent residency through one of the previously mentioned immigration programs.
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