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Assistant Director: Labour Force and Census Data

assistant director: That trend is most obvious in Toronto, where half the work force in 2016 was made up of immigrants the highest proportion in Canada, according to Metro News. In response to a series of social and economic changes, the labour force itself is changing, said Vincent Dale, assistant director of the labour statistics division at Statistics Canada. And immigrants are making up more and more of the workers, accounting for nearly one-quarter of Canada's labour force in 2016, helping offset the impact of an aging population. The latest census data released Wednesday reveals that between 2005 and 2015, there's been a shift from full-time, year-round employment to part-time or part-year work. More people are working part-year rather than part-time, Dale said of the change. Statistics Canada cites several factors for the change, including the 2008 recession, automation as well as personal preference for more flexible work schedules. ( As reported in the news.