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Canada Immigrants Resolving Labour Shortages and Creating Businesses

Posted on: June 6, 2024

Immigration has been such a big help in resolving Canada’s labour shortages that the number of jobs going begging for a lack of workers has fallen by 39.7 per cent over the past two years.

In the second quarter of 2022, there were 990,900 unfilled positions in Canada. By March this year, that number of vacant positions had fallen to 597,725, reports Statistics Canada.

“Thanks to immigration, Canada’s labour force continues to grow every year,” notes Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on its website. “While funds for public services are vital, welcoming immigrants is important in helping employers find qualified workers to fill available jobs.

“This is because Canadians are living longer and having fewer children. More people are retiring, and there are fewer students in schools. As a result, the pool of Canadian-born existing and potential workers is limited.

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