Demand for workers in Canada: Half of the population has an average age of 41, opportunities in nursing and retail increase by 60%; Giving opportunities to semi-skilled youth

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The demand for workers in Canada has increased rapidly. The population here is troubled by the problem of ever-increasing average age. Currently, the average middle age in Canada has reached 41.1 years. In the year 2000 it was 36.8 years. On the other hand, Canada’s economy is also seeing a boom. To meet the growing demand, there is a need for more and more working population, which is being met only by the immigrants.

About 8.5 lakh Punjabis live here and on an average 20 thousand Punjabis get Permanent Residency (PR) every year. In March 2021, Kovid-19 was at its peak in Canada. Even at that time there was a demand for workers and professionals in many sectors. The total vacancies were more than 6.32 lakhs. Due to the reduced impact of Kovid, demand increased in all sectors, then by March 2022, the vacancy increased by 60 percent and crossed the mark of 10 lakh 12,900.

40 thousand jobs in May

According to Statistics Canada, 40 thousand people got jobs in May alone. For the first time since 1976, the unemployment rate here has come down to the lowest rate of 5.1 percent. In 2020-21, it had reached 11 percent. According to Michelle Slater, Director of Statistics Canada, there is a huge labor shortage in Canada, which will be filled only through migrants.

Also giving on job training

At present, companies in Canada are also giving jobs to people who do not have full skills. According to Canadian research agency Censuswide, 77 percent of Canadian companies are also employing people with soft skills. In many cases, companies are hiring and running their jobs by providing on-job training even if they do not have a job-related degree or certificate.

Top 10 Sectors where NRI Punjabis are contributing more

Canada In the past years, 3 to 4 lakh people have received PR. There is no dearth of work there. Most of the students who go there get work and PR. At present, the way vacancies have increased there, people going to Canada for the next 2-3 years will not find it difficult to get jobs.

– Rupinder Singh, immigration consultant

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