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‘All in all, over the past 10 years, immigrants have also seen remarkable improvements in their employment while the employment rate of non-immigrants (15 and older) has trended slightly downward.
 
This pattern reflects the increasing number of baby boomers retiring and feeding the decline in the prime-age population. At the same time, immigrant employment improvement is a result of better integration into the labour market, mainly because of improvements in Canada’s immigration system. In particular, more than 71 per cent of prime-age newcomers – immigrants who have been in Canada for five years or less – were employed in 2018, up from 67 per cent a decade earlier.’