While the advantages of immigration are being contested by politicians in Europe and also the U.S., information show Canada’s economy has already become entirely dependent on immigrants for its labor growth.
The number of landed immigrants who got employment in Canada rose by 261,200 within the year through May, up 6.6 % from the past year, the new Statistics Canada data show.
Jobs taken by native Canadians were down 93,300 over that point. Whereas information solely goes back to 2006, if the trend continues it should mark the first annual decline outside of a recession for native Canadians in decades.
This reflects two things. Falling trade goods costs are driving economic activity removed from resource regions with lower migrant populations, like Alberta, to urban centers with heavier concentrations of nonnative employees like Toronto and Vancouver.
More considerably, the information shows the extent to that Canada’s native population is aging and exiting the labor force, even in its booming cities. Canada’s demographic tipping purpose has arrived, and without immigrants — WHO have a way younger demographic profile, there'll be no growth.