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An overview of Canada’s labour market from the National Household Survey

The second release from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) provided an update on the labour market outcomes of the Canadian population. Most of the information related to broad trends in the labour market can already be gleaned from the traditional sources of labour market information – Statistics Canada’s monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the survey of employment, payrolls, and hours. As such, this note will focus more on information unique to the NHS, including the labour market outcomes of women, Aboriginals and immigrants.

Canada’s colour coded labour market: The gap for racialized workers

This report using the 2006 Census to demonstrate that racialized Canadians encounter a persistent colour code that blocks them from the best paying jobs our country has to offer. 

Canada’s Changing Immigration Policies – What Employers Need to Know (webinar)

Canada’s immigration system is changing rapidly. The changes will affect the future labour pool and the way you manage skilled immigrant talent.

Canada’s decentralised immigration policy through a local lens: How small communities are attracting and welcoming immigrants

Immigrant attraction to small communities is a growing reality in Canada as a result of the recent regionalisation, “marketisation” and decentralisation of immigration policy. These changes have increased the influence of local actors–municipalities, employers, and community members–in the immigrant attraction and welcoming process. Drawing on a “welcoming communities” perspective, this research report sets out to understand the drivers of small-community immigrant attraction, the challenges that result, and the existing responses of local actors to these challenges. To this end, six small communities are selected for case-study analysis using a quantitative method applied to the 2006 Canadian Census. Interviews with local municipal staff, employers and community actors are conducted within each case-study community. Drawing on the findings, a typology is developed which describes and contrasts five key immigrant attraction dynamics. A key finding is that while governments at all levels create policy that facilitates regional immigration, the private sector is most often the operative actor.

Canadian Information and Networking Services (CanadaInfoNet)

Canada InfoNet is an online forum providing mentoring and access to resources and other services that help internationally educated, business and trades people integrate into Canadian society and find jobs in their chosen profession.


Who’s eligible for the Career Bridge paid internship program?  Internationally qualified professionals who: have the equivalent of a Canadian bachelor’s degree and a completed education credential assessment. have at least 3 years of international work experience in their field have little or no career related Canadian work experience have been in Canada for less than 3 years are legally able to work in Canada

CPC Awards of Excellence: Outstanding Canadian Resume Contributor – Internationally Educated Professional IEP

This award recognizes outstanding strategic resume writing abilities such that set the writer and/or strategist apart from other contributors.

Credentials and Integrating Immigrants into the Workforce

The article provides some examples of how Sector Councils are helping to integrate new Canadians into the workforce.

Cross Cultural Communication in the Workplace

This course focuses primarily on communication challenges that can arise when orienting, onboarding and developing new talent. While communication is a key factor in every aspect of the employee life cycle, this module focuses primarily on communication challenges that can arise when orienting, onboarding and developing new talent.

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