Newly arrived immigrants are having more difficulty finding jobs in Canada this year compared to 2022. However, their employment prospects are still better than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for July 2023. The employment rate of recent core-aged immigrants (those who became landed immigrants in the previous five years) was 77.7%, down from 80% in July 2022. Meanwhile, employment rates for older immigrants have remained steady. Although there was a year-over-year decline, the employment rate of recent core-aged immigrants in July 2023 remained higher than before the pandemic. Across Canada, the employment rate remained unchanged, and the unemployment rate only increased slightly to 5.5%. This is due to population growth outpacing employment growth from January to July 2023.