Facts and figures 2012 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents

Temporary residents


Canada – Foreign workers present on December 1st by yearly sub-status

Number
Yearly sub-status 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Professional 6,702 6,739 7,223 8,020 8,644 9,881 9,702 11,429 13,270 14,684
Intra company transferee 3,900 4,292 4,520 4,793 5,193 5,748 6,305 7,525 8,207 8,909
Trader and investor 69 63 85 93 80 82 72 82 90 102
Business visitor 490 368 344 316 310 261 234 209 169 201
NAFTA* 11,161 11,462 12,172 13,222 14,227 15,972 16,313 19,245 21,736 23,896
Professional 98 80 103 139 172 241 248 230 341 474
Intra company transferee 160 200 230 248 263 353 376 402 438 480
Trader and investor 5 3 9 6 6 4 -- -- 7 16
Business visitor 51 25 14 20 11 5 -- -- 10 11
Other FTA** 314 308 356 413 452 603 631 638 796 981
International agreements 2,337 3,125 1,828 2,209 3,126 4,055 3,985 2,116 2,980 4,650
Provincial agreements 1,122 5,431 9,942 11,488
GATS*** 1,219 629 448 448 533 511 414 335 263 246
Workers - International arrangements 15,031 15,524 14,804 16,292 18,338 21,141 22,465 27,765 35,717 41,261
Youth exchange program 15,608 20,449 25,247 27,779 29,456 37,674 49,325 55,950 60,871 63,680
Reciprocal employment 2,182 2,158 2,182 2,045 2,214 2,068 2,218 2,303 2,544 2,846
Exchange professor 845 937 1,027 1,030 1,075 1,200 1,297 1,447 1,472 1,568
Reciprocal employment 18,635 23,544 28,456 30,854 32,745 40,942 52,840 59,700 64,887 68,094
Intra-company transfers 4,565 5,479 6,165 7,434 8,212 9,583 10,348 12,233 14,007 14,925
Significant benefit 2,122 2,114 2,284 2,801 2,756 2,591 2,573 2,678 10,096 21,413
Entrepreneur/self-employed 384 447 612 752 727 504 362 352 323 399
Emergency repairs 145 70 61 60 69 34 44 75 60 56
Employment benefit 7,216 8,110 9,122 11,047 11,764 12,712 13,327 15,338 24,486 36,793
Spouse/common law partner of a foreign worker 5,588 7,615 9,539 11,577 14,574 17,791 19,373 19,253 21,139 24,313
Spouse/common law partner of a foreign student 2,538 2,931 3,144 3,193 3,405 3,395 3,965 4,319 4,858 5,074
Spouse/common law partner 8,126 10,546 12,683 14,770 17,979 21,186 23,338 23,572 25,997 29,387
Post-graduate employment 1,075 1,553 2,492 3,907 5,453 7,926 14,436 20,099 24,780 31,316
Post-doctoral fellow and award recipients 4,103 4,312 4,445 4,404 4,468 4,819 4,880 4,926 5,312 5,513
Research, educational, training 660 783 879 1,316 2,093 3,021 3,530 3,733 6,139 7,954
Research and studies related 5,838 6,648 7,816 9,627 12,014 15,766 22,846 28,758 36,231 44,783
Charitable or religious work 1,065 1,055 -- 1,405 1,520 1,430 1,438 1,408 1,490 1,820
Repair and service equipment 65 21 --
Other Canadian interests 1,130 1,076 1,190 1,405 1,520 1,430 1,438 1,408 1,490 1,820
Workers - Canadian interests 40,945 49,924 59,267 67,703 76,022 92,036 113,789 128,776 153,091 180,877
Permanent resident applicants in Canada 1,424 1,911 1,968 1,984 2,508 2,154 2,303 2,542 4,458 7,092
Performing arts 41 5 --
Other work permits without LMO 27 8 -- 3 19 42 46 32 25 27
Other workers without LMO**** 1,492 1,924 1,972 1,987 2,527 2,196 2,349 2,574 4,483 7,119
Information technology workers 1,392 1,653 1,982 2,327 3,066 3,573 3,558 3,896 1,774 758
Live-in caregiver program 13,875 17,406 20,393 24,428 33,717 38,463 39,551 36,235 26,521 19,830
Mexican 10,566 10,726 11,842 13,031 14,270 16,161 15,728 15,962 16,442 17,751
Caribbean 8,130 8,185 8,408 8,232 8,198 7,925 7,728 7,994 8,048 7,758
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program 18,696 18,911 20,250 21,263 22,468 24,086 23,456 23,956 24,490 25,509
Low skill pilot program***** 1,578 1,865 2,277 4,307 13,338 29,559 37,231 29,067 25,853 30,267
Other workers with LMO 16,658 17,803 19,708 22,436 29,575 38,453 38,351 29,659 27,476 32,600
Workers with LMO**** 52,199 57,638 64,610 74,761 102,164 134,134 142,147 122,813 106,114 108,964
Total 109,667 125,010 140,653 160,743 199,051 249,507 280,750 281,928 299,405 338,221

*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 distribution
Yearly sub-status 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Professional 6.1 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.5 4.1 4.4 4.3
Intra company transferee 3.6 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.6
Trader and investor 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Business visitor 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
NAFTA* 10.2 9.2 8.7 8.2 7.1 6.4 5.8 6.8 7.3 7.1
Professional 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Intra company transferee 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Trader and investor 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Business visitor 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- 0.0 0.0
Other FTA** 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
International agreements 2.1 2.5 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.4
Provincial agreements 0.4 1.9 3.3 3.4
GATS*** 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Workers - International arrangements 13.7 12.4 10.5 10.1 9.2 8.5 8.0 9.8 11.9 12.2
Youth exchange program 14.2 16.4 17.9 17.3 14.8 15.1 17.6 19.8 20.3 18.8
Reciprocal employment 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Exchange professor 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Reciprocal employment 17.0 18.8 20.2 19.2 16.5 16.4 18.8 21.2 21.7 20.1
Intra-company transfers 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.7 4.3 4.7 4.4
Significant benefit 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 3.4 6.3
Entrepreneur/self-employed 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Emergency repairs 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Employment benefit 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.9 5.9 5.1 4.7 5.4 8.2 10.9
Spouse/common law partner of a foreign worker 5.1 6.1 6.8 7.2 7.3 7.1 6.9 6.8 7.1 7.2
Spouse/common law partner of a foreign student 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5
Spouse/common law partner 7.4 8.4 9.0 9.2 9.0 8.5 8.3 8.4 8.7 8.7
Post-graduate employment 1.0 1.2 1.8 2.4 2.7 3.2 5.1 7.1 8.3 9.3
Post-doctoral fellow and award recipients 3.7 3.4 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.6
Research, educational, training 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 2.1 2.4
Research and studies related 5.3 5.3 5.6 6.0 6.0 6.3 8.1 10.2 12.1 13.2
Charitable or religious work 1.0 0.8 -- 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Repair and service equipment 0.1 0.0 --
Other Canadian interests 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Workers - Canadian interests 37.3 39.9 42.1 42.1 38.2 36.9 40.5 45.7 51.1 53.5
Permanent resident applicants in Canada 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.5 2.1
Performing arts 0.0 0.0 --
Other work permits without LMO 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other workers without LMO**** 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.5 2.1
Information technology workers 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 0.6 0.2
Live-in caregiver program 12.7 13.9 14.5 15.2 16.9 15.4 14.1 12.9 8.9 5.9
Mexican 9.6 8.6 8.4 8.1 7.2 6.5 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.2
Caribbean 7.4 6.5 6.0 5.1 4.1 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.3
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program 17.0 15.1 14.4 13.2 11.3 9.7 8.4 8.5 8.2 7.5
Low skill pilot program***** 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.7 6.7 11.8 13.3 10.3 8.6 8.9
Other workers with LMO 15.2 14.2 14.0 14.0 14.9 15.4 13.7 10.5 9.2 9.6
Workers with LMO**** 47.6 46.1 45.9 46.5 51.3 53.8 50.6 43.6 35.4 32.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

*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

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