Opportunities Can Be Found

In many job categories immigrants have a lower unemployment rate than the average labour force.

Occupation Number of Jobs Posted Average Wage Unemployment Rate Immigrant Unemployment Rate
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
7511 - Transport truck drivers 297 $49,615 5.0% 6.5%
7452 - Material handlers 256 $44,361 5.6% 0%
7311 - Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 242 $68,173 2.2% 3.2%
7621 - Public works and maintenance labourers 217 $42,588 3.4% N/A
7237 - Welders and related machine operators 204 $44,947 4.9% 14.0%
Sales and service occupations
6552 - Other customer and information services representatives 220 $44,599 7.9% 11.4%
6421 - Retail salespersons 148 $43,385 10.6% 5.1%
6733 - Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents 143 $48,964 2.4% 3.7%
6235 - Financial sales representatives 140 $55,215 2.7% 0%
6731 - Light duty cleaners 136 $20,076 3.2% 5.5%
Business, finance and administration occupations
1411 - General office support workers 66 $42,433 2.6% 3.7%
1123 - Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 53 $62,618 5.7% 0%
1111 - Financial auditors and accountants 51 $80,775 0% 2.1%
1431 - Accounting and related clerks 48 $41,749 5.1% 13.8%
1215 - Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations 44 $64,131 0% 0%
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
9522 - Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers 160 $50,250 5.8% 3.1%
9619 - Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 106 $47,661 3.6% 4.4%
9437 - Woodworking machine operators 38 $44,924 0% N/A
9617 - Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing 37 $37,663 9.2% 10.1%
9536 - Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators 32 $45,465 0% 0%
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
2141 - Industrial and manufacturing engineers 82 $85,987 0% 0%
2282 - User support technicians 70 $57,207 0% 0%
2233 - Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians 67 $66,167 2.3% 0%
2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants 58 $90,803 4.8% 0%
2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers 43 $91,019 0% 0%
Management occupations
0621 - Retail and wholesale trade managers 143 $59,740 1.2% 2.9%
0601 - Corporate sales managers 52 $102,819 2.9% 0%
0714 - Facility operation and maintenance managers 45 $64,941 0% 10.0%
0911 - Manufacturing managers 39 $94,405 2.0% 0%
0631 - Restaurant and food service managers 32 $46,754 1.7% 3.3%
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services
4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations 117 $53,337 2.9% 0%
4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants 49 $19,014 1.8% 3.7%
4411 - Home child care providers 34 $30,678 24.3% 10.6%
4211 - Paralegal and related occupations 30 $43,615 7.7% 0%
4021 - College and other vocational instructors 28 $72,102 6.0% 6.3%
Health occupations
3012 - Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 44 $74,337 2.5% 1.9%
3413 - Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 28 $37,925 0.9% 0%
3144 - Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment 17 $86,175 0% 0%
3411 - Dental assistants 15 $35,065 4.0% 0%
3233 - Licensed practical nurses 13 $53,919 5.0% 0%
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
5254 - Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness 39 $28,257 14.3% 12.4%
5242 - Interior designers and interior decorators 21 $48,115 0% 0%
5252 - Coaches 20 $27,103 0% 0%
5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators 12 $44,019 0% 0%
5221 - Photographers 7 $32,957 4.5% 0%
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
8612 - Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers 45 $31,304 8.9% 4.8%
8431 - General farm workers 20 $29,916 2.4% 0%
8255 - Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 15 $63,724 5.6% 0%
8252 - Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers 10 $24,248 16.7% 0%
8411 - Underground mine service and support workers 7 N/A 0% 0%
Source: Vicinity Jobs & 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada, special tabulations for Workforce Planning Board (Tables 19/25/Guelph CSD)

Certain sectors appear to have more opportunities for immigrants that others. These charts will help you see employment rates by job for immigrants and non-immigrants.