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Ontario Shows Major Boom In Employment — 58,000 More Jobs

Ontario sees a significant boom in employment, with more than 58,000 new jobs added in August, all in part-time work. Employment in Ontario gained more 250,000 jobs compared to August 2018, a year-over-year increase of 3.5 per cent, according to Statistics Canada reports.

Five provinces in Canada saw employment gains while the other provinces held steady, according to the StatsCan Labour Force reports, and three industrial sectors benefitted from this boom.

Ontario: part-time work in wholesale and retail

Ontario province produced the majority of Canadian job gains in August with an increase of 58,000 net new jobs, all in part-time work. Ontario employment was up 250,000 compared to last year August of 2018, recorded increase of 3.5 per cent.

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) provides a number of immigration options for highly skilled workers. The OINP has three categories that are aligned to the federal Express Entry system and normally do not need a job offer from an Ontario employer to be qualified.

Quebec: insurance, financial, real estate and leasing

Quebec’s employment rates increased  for the second consecutive month with an additional 20,000 more new jobs in August, with the majority of those gains taking place in the insurance, finance, rental, real estate and leasing industries. The unemployment levels of 4.7 per cent was the lowest among the provinces in Canada for last month. Compared with the same percentage last year, employment rosed by 112,000, or 2.6 per cent.

Foreign skilled workers looking at immigrating to Quebec would have to be invited first to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ). Other immigration programs include the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), which is usually opened to those with qualified study or work experience in the province, and the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP).

Manitoba: scientific, technical and professional services

The number of people hired in Manitoba increased by 5,200 in August, which Statistics Canada said was the province’s first outstanding increase of 2019. The province’s scientific, technical and professional services sector saw the most Improvement from August with an increase of 5.5 per cent over July, and up 8.5 per cent compared to August 2018. Unemployment in Manitoba was relatively stable at 5.6 per cent.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) Offers a number of gateways to the province for qualified  applicants. Foreign workers with in-demand work experience and family ties to Manitoba (among other prerequisite) may be qualified for the MPNP’s Skilled Workers Overseas category, which has a sub-category for those with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system.

Saskatchewan: various service-producing industries

Saskatchewan saw minimal increase of 2,800 new jobs last month, which reducing the unemployment rate to 5.1 per cent. Compared to last year of August In 2018, employment in the province Increased by 2.2 per cent, or 13,000 jobs, with gains distributed Across a number of Sectors in the service-producing Industry.

Foreign workers who are interested in Immigrating to Saskatchewan may be qualified under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Two SINP categories — International Skilled Worker: Express Entry and International Skilled Worker: In-Demand Occupation — consider applicants with work experience in one of Nineteen (19) in-demand occupations, among other requirements.

New Brunswick: information, culture, and recreation

New Brunswick had 2,300 more persons working compared to July 2019. The unemployment rate steady at about 8.6 per cent. The information, culture, and recreation sector increases nine (9) per cent in one month, and twenty-two (22) per cent over the past One (1) year.

There are few ways to migrate to New Brunswick through the New Brunswick provincial Program. As of July, those candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry pool may be issued invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from New Brunswick.

Industries with the most boom in employment

In August there were 109,000 net new jobs overall in the scientific, technical and professional services industry compared to last year, an increase of 7.4 per cent. Statistics Canada declared this was the fastest rate of growth among all the major industrial sectors.

Employment in the insurance, finance, rental, real estate and leasing industry increased by 22,000 in August, a year round increase of 46,000, or 3.9 per cent. This industry grew mostly in Quebec and Ontario.

Educational services employment rises by 35,000, or 2.6 per cent, compared to previous year, mostly in Quebec.