Offshoring doesn't lead to job loss: StatsCan

Employment growth 1.8 per cent for occupations subject to offshoring and those not
||Last Updated: 06/06/2007

Fears that offshoring jobs to other countries like India and China would result in job loss in Canada appear to be unfounded, according to a new Statistics Canada report.

The study looked at industries with a large share of occupations subject to foreign outsourcing (offshoring) and compared employment trends to other industries from 1987 to 1996 and 1996 to 2006.

About one-half of jobs likely to be offshored are clerical in nature, such as telephone operators, payroll clerks and data entry clerks. The other half are professional in nature, such as architects, engineers and computer programmers.