O Canada — happy birthday! This July 1st is a very special Canada Day as it marks the 150th anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united the colonies of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into one country.
Since then, Canada has developed into a modern nation that regularly features on global lists of the best places to live and work. For instance, according to the most recent World Happiness Report, Canada is the seventh happiest country in the world, based on measures of the amount of social support people think they have, the degree of freedom they feel they have to make their own choices, plus perceptions of corruption and generosity.
Canada’s labour market is in pretty good shape, too. According to Statistics Canada, the country registered a net gain of 55,000 jobs from April to in May — beating economists’ forecasts of an increase of 11,000. Over the past year, hiring has increased in key areas, led by strong performances in transportation, professional services and healthcare. And with the Bank of Canada openly discussing raising interest rates, the economy doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Take a look at the infographic below to get the full picture of Canada’s job seekers.