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Navigating the Upswing: A Deep Dive into Canadian Employment Landscape

The Canadian employment landscape is showing promising signs of recovery, particularly for core-aged individuals. According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, the employment rate in September rose by 0.1 percentage points to reach 62%, with 64,000 new jobs added to the economy. This uptick was most pronounced among individuals aged 25 to 54, with core-aged women gaining 37,000 jobs and core-aged men gaining 32,000 jobs.


However, the employment scenario wasn't uniformly rosy across all provinces and age groups. New Brunswick and Alberta saw a decline in employment, with the latter experiencing a significant drop of 38,000 workers. On the flip side, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island all saw an increase in employment, with Quebec leading the pack by adding 39,000 workers.


The employment rate among Indigenous people has also shown signs of recovery, albeit at a slower pace. According to another report by Statistics Canada, the employment rate among Indigenous people was 57.7% as of August 2021, up from 56.2% in the pre-pandemic period. However, the unemployment rate among Indigenous people was still higher than the pre-pandemic level, standing at 11.6%.

The United Nations has emphasized the importance of sustainable development, which includes decent work and economic growth, as a global goal. The Canadian government's efforts to increase employment align with these global objectives, as outlined in various UN summits and agendas.


It's worth noting that the employment landscape is influenced by a multitude of factors, including government policies, international relations, and even global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, in particular, has had a profound impact on the labor market, affecting various demographics differently. For instance, Indigenous people, who have historically been more likely to hold lower-paying and temporary jobs, faced amplified pre-existing employment disparities due to the pandemic.


In summary, while the Canadian employment landscape is showing signs of improvement, there are still disparities that need to be addressed. The government's ongoing efforts to create jobs and stimulate economic growth are a step in the right direction, but there's more work to be done to ensure that the benefits of this growth are equitably distributed.


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References:

  1. Labour force characteristics, September 2021: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/231006/dq231006a-eng.htm

  2. Labour force characteristics by province, territory and economic region, annual: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/230927/dq230927a-eng.htm

  3. Labour market impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous people: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/45-28-0001/2021001/article/00037-eng.htm

  4. The Sustainable Development Agenda: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

  5. What is Sustainable Development?: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2023/08/what-is-sustainable-development/




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