Fresh facts on Canada labor market performance by immigrants

Canada immigration streams and labor market

Statistics Canada brings out so many fascinating facts and so much intriguing information on the state of affairs related to Canada immigration. The world looks out for the latest happenings in Canada and how immigration is making new benchmarks in the economic and social scene of the country.

This time, Statistics Canada reveals that immigrants who get permanent residence in Canada via CEC (Canadian Experience Class) and PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) perform better in the labor market than those immigrants who arrive through QSWP (Quebec Skilled Worker Program) and FSWP (Foreign Skilled Worker Program).

This interesting fact about immigration Canada sees lately was found in a study conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

In the study, an effort was made to explore how often pre-arranged employment and Canadian work experience can lead to a prediction on the labor market results generated by economic immigrants.

Now, for the reasons why CEC and PNP fare better as the studies show. A major factor that contributes to this scenario is that the immigrants who come under these two streams are most likely to have been temporary workers in Canada before they became permanent residents. What does that mean? It means they have far more experience and insight into the Canadian labor market than any other stream.

Another fact is that many of these workers were international students in Canada in the beginning and have obtained their PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) that helped them work in their respective areas. So, obviously, they have a better caliber to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking in their workers.

And what about the cherry on the cake?! These workers will also have much greater language proficiency as they have been in Canada for a while!

In fact, as the study results say, temporary workers constitute two-thirds of permanent residents selected via the PNP draws. Coming to CEC draws, all the candidates selected were temporary workers.

That’s a considerable difference compared to just a quarter of those selected through QSWP and FSWP being temporary workers.

Nowadays, the Canadian experience has gained more importance in immigration as those with such experience can easily integrate into the labor market of Canada.

There are more interesting facts if you dig deeper into the topic. Around 95% of CEC immigrants and 93% of PNP immigrants got employment in the first full year after obtaining their permanent residence. Only 80% of FSWP immigrants achieved this.

There’s another crucial factor which is the difference in the earning of immigrants under these different streams. The CEC immigrants earn 56% more than FSWP immigrants in the year one of turning to permanent residents. Even By the fifth year, CEC immigrants earned 30% more than their FSWP counterparts.

Things are similar to PNP immigrants too. The only difference is that by the fifth year PNP immigrants tend to have much lower earnings than FSWP immigrants. The PNP immigrants being mostly medium or low skilled is a reason attributed to this trend. Their earnings obviously will be lower than high-skilled jobs and so will be the growth of earnings.

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