Changes in immigration rules lead to record employment high in Canada.

The employment rate between the ages of 25 to 50 reached a new high in 2018, primarily due to the recent immigration. Since 2006 this was the highest level ever recorded. A similar trend was observed among immigrants who arrived in Canada between five and ten years earlier.

Under the federal government’s new multi-year immigration levels plan, there is an increase in immigrants entering Canada. With a primary focus for many federal and provincial immigration programs aimed at human capital factors, e.g. education, skilled work, English proficiency has increased employment rate.

The outcomes for immigrants more generally helped due to Canada’s positive attitude toward immigrants in Canada. Also, compared to the first generation of immigrants, the second generation is said to be faring far better. Over forty per cent of second-generation immigrants aged between twenty-five to forty-five have completed their university degree.