Reminders

Getting Started 2007

Getting Started: 2007 Archive

Getting started - as a child, as a graduate, as a newcomer is important, because how well we begin is an indicator of how well we succeed.

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, references to "Kitchener" refer to the Kitchener Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

The General Unemployment Rate is an indicator of how well the community is doing at using the talents and skills of the population.

Unemployment Rate (%), 2006
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  • Waterloo Region: 5.2 %
  • Guelph: 4.9 %
  • Ottawa: 5.1 %
  • Toronto: 6.6 %
  • Sudbury: 7.2 %

 

Source Statistics Canada. Cansim Table 282-0053,Cansim series v2356780, v2356785, v2356786, v2356787, v2356789, v2356794, v2356798, v2356799, v2356801, v2356802, v26616472, v26616607, v26616661. Also Table 282-0055 for Fredericton v2341930, Lethbridge v2341970, Red Deer v2341974.

The Youth Unemployment Rate is an indicator of how well the community is doing at getting young people into the working world.

Youth (15-24) Unemployment Rate (%), 2006

  • Kitchener: 9.8 %
  • Ottawa: 10.9 %
  • Guelph: 11.1 %
  • Toronto: 13.6 %
  • Sudbury: 17.4 %

 

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, Special request. CAs based on Economic Region data.

The Unemployment Rate of Recent Immigrants is an indicator of how well we are doing at integrating our immigrants into the workforce.

Unemployment Rate of Immigrants Who Entered Canada in Last 5 Years, 2001

  • Waterloo Region: 13.7 %
  • Sudbury: 8.7 %
  • Toronto: 11.3 %
  • Guelph: 13.5 %
  • Ottawa: 13.9 %

 

Source: Census 1996 and 2001

The Average Immigrant Money Income is an indicator of how well immigrants are doing in the work world.

Average Immigrant Money Income, 2001

  • Waterloo Region: $30,508
  • Toronto: $30,705
  • Sudbury: $31,499
  • Ottawa: $35,950


Immigrant Population Size is an indicator of the community's attractiveness to diverse cultures, but also an indicator of the need for specialized services.

% Immigrant Population, 2001
  • Waterloo Region: 21.2 %
  • London: 20.6 %
  • Hamilton: 24.4 %
  • Windsor: 26.6 %

 

 

Source: Federation of Canadian Municipalities http://www.fcm.ca/english/qol/indicators.html

The Net Migration - the difference between the number of people moving into the community and those moving out - is an indicator of the attractiveness of the community for work, study, and raising a family.

Net Migration, 2004
  • Waterloo Region: 3,308
  • Sudbury: 5119
  • Ottawa: 2760

 

 

Source: Statistics Canada. Annual Migration Estimates by Census Division/Census Metropolitan Area. Table 111-0027.


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