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Immigrants in the Labour Force of Atlantic Canada

  • Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)

Abstract

Declining population growth in Atlantic Canada has increased the role of immigration in the growth of its labour force. As Chart 1 shows, participation of new immigrants caused the Atlantic labour force to grow by only about 5 % in the early 1980s. During 1996–2001, however, new immigrants increased the region’s labour force by about 45 %, some nine times their earlier contribution. While this contribution was lower during 2006–2010, it still reached 34 %. However, the composition of immigrants in the total labour force declined between 1981 and 2010, from 4.5 to 3.7 %, while increasing nationally from 19 to 21 % (data not shown here).

Keywords

Labour Force Unemployment Rate Nova Scotia Recent Immigrant Labour Force Participation Rate 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsSt. Mary’s UniversityHalifaxCanada

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