Canada job market improves with fall in EI claimants
Canada, 21st February: The job scenario in Canada is perking up and has shown signs of significant improvements in the last month.
This has resulted in an increase in the number of job opportunities in Canada while bringing down the number of recipients of EI (employment insurance) in the nation, Statistics Canada has revealed. Saskatchewan showed significant increase in the number of new jobs.
As per the statistics for the month of January this year, the rate of employment went up in nearly 21 out of the total 27 major cities of Canada.
And the job prospects in Canada are going to show improvements in the coming times too, the Metro Help Wanted Index of the CBC(Conference Board of Canada) forecasts.
The employment scenario is bright in 16 Canadian cities and is showing stability in six Canadian cities with the West, namely Saskatoon and Regina, emerging to be the strongest in terms of new job opportunities in Canada.
Meanwhile, the job scene is yet to show improvements in TroisRivieres, Quebec, Sudbury, Ontario and Kingston. As per the statistics for December 2010, the number of those getting government jobless benefits witnessed a fall for the third month in a row.
December showed a fall of 1.4 percent over November in the number of EI recipients making a total decrease of 9,400 and taking the figures to 659,700, federal agency maintained.
And the decline has been clearly visible in almost every Canadian province, StatsCan added. By registering a fall of 1.7 percent, Ontario was leading in terms of making biggest decline in the EI recipients.
Figures show there have been 3,600 fewer EI beneficiaries in Ontario while Quebec followed by making a decline of 1.1 percent, StatsCan clarified.
Another interesting fact that was revealed by the StatsCan figures is that the number of male EI claimants was declining faster as compared to those of female EI beneficiaries.
While the number of women EI claimants went down to 250,100 by making a decline of 6.5 percent between December 2009 and December 2010, the number of men EI claimants showed a higher decline of 14.9 percent taking the figures down to 398,800, StatsCan figures show.