Canada adds more than
250,000 temporary foreign workers in 10 years
The number of temporary foreign workers present in Canada
increased to 310,000 in 2015 from 52,000 in 1996, according to
research released today by Statistics Canada. Almost 90% of
temporary foreign workers who were still in Canada after 10 years
had obtained permanent resident status, having made the transition
from temporary foreign worker to landed immigrant.
Results of the study suggest that the majority of
temporary foreign workers in Canada left within the first two years
after arrival. However, the tendency to stay longer has increased
among more recent arrivals.
The study defined temporary foreign workers as individuals
who were aged 18 to 64 at the time of their arrival in Canada, who
received a work permit between 1990 and 2009, and whose first
admission to Canada was primarily for work purposes.