ARCHIVED – Portrait of an Integration Process

Appendix

Table 8: Labour force statistics by immigration category, province or residence and age group – Wave 1, 2, and 3

  Participation rate1 Employment rate1 Unemployment rate1
Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3
  Percentage(%)
All immigrants 71.47 81.55 84.62 45.49 59.05 68.31 36.35 27.59 19.27
Immigration category
Family class 62.53 70.58 71.06 41.00 49.88 55.47 33.97 29.33 21.94
Skilled worker principal applications 91.53 95.36 96.37 62.49 74.30 83.56 31.73 22.08 13.29
Skilled worker spouses and dependants 65.25 78.64 85.40 36.10 52.74 65.24 44.67 32.93 23.61
Other economic 49.04 71.99 78.78 28.76 50.92 62.00 41.35 29.27 21.30
Refugees 46.24 72.22 79.54 22.12 45.15 56.34 52.16 37.48 29.17
Province of residence
Atlantic provinces 65.76 82.96 83.64 48.80 58.06 75.08 25.79 30.01 10.23
Quebec  67.54 75.21 81.75 32.57 45.66 58.69 51.78 39.29 28.21
Ontario 74.14 82.67 85.25 48.38 61.79 69.83 34.75 25.26 18.09
Manitoba & Saskatchewan 72.89 88.02 92.50 57.87 70.30 79.80 20.61 20.13 13.73
Alberta 74.70 86.82 88.18 58.12 66.20 76.84 22.20 23.75 12.86
British columbia 65.04 80.02 82.27 39.76 57.23 65.78 38.87 28.48 20.04
Age group
15-24 years 57.97 80.29 87.14 35.62 49.84 60.18 38.55 37.93 30.94
25-44 years 78.79 86.60 89.68 51.27 64.33 74.64 34.93 25.72 16.77
45 years and over 56.43 66.08 69.99 32.84 47.94 54.82 41.45 27.45 21.67

1For definitions of labour force statistics, see definition box below.

Source: Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada - Wave 3, 2005.

Definitions of labour force statistics

Participation rate: the number of the LSIC immigrants in the labour force (i.e. who were employed, unemployed or actively looking for employment) over the total number of the LSIC immigrants aged 15 and over (i.e. the overall LSIC population).

Employment rate: the number of employed LSIC immigrants over the total number of the LSIC immigrants aged 15 and over (i.e. the overall LSIC population).

Unemployment rate: the number of the LSIC immigrants who are unemployed and looking for work over the total number of the LSIC immigrants in the labour force.

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