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Temporary residents


Canada - Temporary residents present on December 1st by yearly sub-status

*North American Free Trade Agreement
**Free Trade Agreement
***General Agreement on Trade in Services
****Labour Market Opinion
*****Also includes foreign workers from Guatemala working in agriculture

Number
Yearly sub-status 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
 NAFTA* 11,572 11,530 11,159 11,459 12,168 13,222 14,226 15,970 16,288 19,210
 Other FTA** 302 340 314 308 356 413 454 612 659 675
 International
 agreements
1,748 2,013 2,337 3,124 1,827 2,210 3,148 4,080 4,037 2,165
 Provincial
 agreements
1,120 5,440
 GATS*** 2,654 2,328 1,219 629 448 447 533 510 415 334
Workers - International arrangements 16,276 16,211 15,029 15,520 14,799 16,292 18,361 21,172 22,519 27,824
 Reciprocal
 employment
14,292 16,374 18,633 23,543 28,456 30,854 32,745 40,942 52,845 59,698
 Employment
 benefit
6,479 6,565 7,213 8,114 9,123 11,061 11,778 12,727 13,349 15,346
 Spouse/common
 law partner
3,080 5,486 8,128 10,550 12,687 14,795 18,025 21,250 23,463 23,672
 Research and
 studies related
4,605 5,323 5,840 6,651 7,819 9,636 12,031 15,787 22,924 28,856
 Other Canadian
 interests
3,223 1,882 1,130 1,077 1,192 1,406 1,523 1,434 1,440 1,411
Workers - Canadian interests 31,679 35,630 40,944 49,935 59,277 67,752 76,102 92,140 114,021 128,983
Other workers without LMO**** 4,163 751 1,507 1,946 2,012 2,055 2,639 2,461 3,056 4,498
 Information
 technology workers
1,366 1,312 1,389 1,650 1,978 2,324 3,056 3,567 3,551 3,887
 Live-in caregiver
 program
9,458 11,997 13,878 17,405 20,393 24,407 33,664 38,325 39,137 35,006
 Seasonal
 Agricultural Worker
 Program
18,350 18,588 18,690 18,905 20,247 21,259 22,462 24,078 23,442 23,930
 Low skill pilot
 program*****
1,304 1,581 1,869 2,282 4,314 13,354 29,570 37,193 28,930
 Other workers with
 LMO
15,098 15,306 16,661 17,804 19,702 22,451 29,608 38,483 38,430 29,713
Workers with LMO**** 44,272 48,507 52,199 57,633 64,602 74,755 102,144 134,023 141,753 121,466
Foreign workers 96,390 101,099 109,679 125,034 140,690 160,854 199,246 249,796 281,349 282,771
 Work permits
 without LMO
6,096 6,634 7,206 9,543 13,047 22,995 31,795 35,831 40,357 47,329
 Work permits with
 LMO
242 213 228 241 295 345 427 617 340 433
Students with work permits 6,338 6,847 7,434 9,784 13,342 23,340 32,222 36,448 40,697 47,762
Students without work permit 130,157 143,468 152,023 154,750 153,530 146,530 143,524 141,324 155,276 170,399
Foreign students 136,495 150,315 159,457 164,534 166,872 169,870 175,746 177,772 195,973 218,161
 With work permits 51,173 63,530 72,487 73,319 65,711 58,748 56,465 63,214 76,721 76,400
 Without work
 permit
57,102 52,347 49,326 40,227 32,353 29,104 29,108 35,225 29,809 21,980
Refugee claimants 108,275 115,877 121,813 113,546 98,064 87,852 85,573 98,439 106,530 98,380
 With work permits 3,139 4,143 3,427 3,174 3,086 3,052 3,160 2,960 2,697 3,095
 Without work
 permit
446 340 263 182 115 82 66 58 43 218
Other humanitarian population 3,585 4,483 3,690 3,356 3,201 3,134 3,226 3,018 2,740 3,313
Humanitarian population 111,860 120,360 125,503 116,902 101,265 90,986 88,799 101,457 109,270 101,693
Visitors 48,892 53,337 52,916 57,411 58,950 59,360 57,259 59,372 56,204 55,785
Temporary resident permit holders 2,038 2,549 2,894 2,856 2,909 2,722 2,389 2,228 2,377 2,391
Other 50,930 55,886 55,810 60,267 61,859 62,082 59,648 61,600 58,581 58,176
Total 395,675 427,660 450,449 466,737 470,686 483,792 523,439 590,625 645,173 660,801

*North American Free Trade Agreement
**Free Trade Agreement
***General Agreement on Trade in Services
****Labour Market Opinion
*****Also includes foreign workers from Guatemala working in agriculture

Percentage
Yearly sub-status 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
 NAFTA* 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.9
 Other FTA** 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
 International
 agreements
0.4 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.3
 Provincial
 agreements
0.2 0.8
 GATS*** 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Workers - International arrangements 4.1 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 4.2
 Reciprocal
 employment
3.6 3.8 4.1 5.0 6.0 6.4 6.3 6.9 8.2 9.0
 Employment
 benefit
1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.3
 Spouse/common
 law partner
0.8 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6
 Research and
 studies related
1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.6 4.4
 Other Canadian
 interests
0.8 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Workers - Canadian interests 8.0 8.3 9.1 10.7 12.6 14.0 14.5 15.6 17.7 19.5
Other workers without LMO**** 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7
 Information
 technology workers
0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
 Live-in caregiver
 program
2.4 2.8 3.1 3.7 4.3 5.0 6.4 6.5 6.1 5.3
 Seasonal
 Agricultural Worker
 Program
4.6 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.6
 Low skill pilot
 program*****
0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.9 2.6 5.0 5.8 4.4
 Other workers with
 LMO
3.8 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.6 5.7 6.5 6.0 4.5
Workers with LMO**** 11.2 11.3 11.6 12.3 13.7 15.5 19.5 22.7 22.0 18.4
Foreign workers 24.4 23.6 24.3 26.8 29.9 33.2 38.1 42.3 43.6 42.8
 Work permits
 without LMO
1.5 1.6 1.6 2.0 2.8 4.8 6.1 6.1 6.3 7.2
 Work permits with
 LMO
0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Students with work permits 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.8 4.8 6.2 6.2 6.3 7.2
Students without work permit 32.9 33.5 33.7 33.2 32.6 30.3 27.4 23.9 24.1 25.8
Foreign students 34.5 35.1 35.4 35.3 35.5 35.1 33.6 30.1 30.4 33.0
 With work permits 12.9 14.9 16.1 15.7 14.0 12.1 10.8 10.7 11.9 11.6
 Without work
 permit
14.4 12.2 11.0 8.6 6.9 6.0 5.6 6.0 4.6 3.3
Refugee claimants 27.4 27.1 27.0 24.3 20.8 18.2 16.3 16.7 16.5 14.9
 With work permits 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
 Without work
 permit
0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other humanitarian population 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
Humanitarian population 28.3 28.1 27.9 25.0 21.5 18.8 17.0 17.2 16.9 15.4
Visitors 12.4 12.5 11.7 12.3 12.5 12.3 10.9 10.1 8.7 8.4
Temporary resident permit holders 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Other 12.9 13.1 12.4 12.9 13.1 12.8 11.4 10.4 9.1 8.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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