09 December 2009

Canada adds 79,100 new jobs, five times expectations

In a sign of an accelerating economic recovery, Canada added five times as many jobs as expected in November led mostly by education, manufacturing and finance.

Statistics Canada released the November employment rate yesterday which showed the number of Canadian jobs increased by 79,100 last month, the most in more than a year.

The November unemployment rate fell to 8.5 per cent, from October’s 8.6 per cent, with positions of full-time work in Canada rising by 38,600 and part-time jobs increased by 40,400.

Educational services work increased by 37,900 jobs and employment rose by 12,600 in manufacturing, one of the hardest hit industries during the recession.

Finance, insurance and real estate employment rose by 12,200 and another 11,300 jobs were added in public administration.

The Canadian Immigration system has also been specifically targeted to obtain skilled workers in occupations that are high demand, such as nurses, plumbers, and electricians, and quickly process their applications to emigrate.

Other occupations are still eligible for a Canadian Visa, however, they must have an offer of employment. 

Canadian Visa Bureau have a specific Jobseeker Service to match potential migrants' skills with a Canadian employer and can assist those with occupations including:


The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their Canadian Immigration application to the Canadian Embassy.

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