Also noteworthy is that 72% of new net job created between 2008 and 2013 can be classified as precarious work. This is an employment situation affecting half of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Hamilton, ON workers. (Incidentally, Toronto and Hamilton city councils voted to make their cities "sanctuary cities.")
Of the demands the CLC is seeking; better reporting of the underemployed, better counting of the underemployed, and official acknowledgement of the numbers of Canadians economically struggling; the CLC fails without surprise to acknowledge that immigration is also a problem and prime contributor to the precarious workforce. If the CLC is sincere in it's concern for the economic well being of working Canadians it should question the government's rational for continuing a mass immigration program when underemployment figures are so high.
And young Canadians need to smarten up. Being forced into precarious work, especially at a young age, can have a lasting impact on an individual's working life. With a real unemployment rate at 27.7%, it's odd how they can be so supportive of immigration when it's not in their interests to do so. But then again they did have to suffer through years of being indoctrinated to the orthodoxies of the state's official religion in the nation's public school system. Perhaps some time in the real world will open their eyes but by that time it may be too late.
The skills shortage and the labour shortage are myths. We don't need more immigrants. Not now and not for years to come if we ever needed that many at all.