Foreign Worker Statistics


The numbers are in: 2004 greeted 6% more foreign temporary workers for a total of 90,661. Labour shortages in certain industries – combined with NAFTA rules that ease labour movements into Canada from the US and Mexico – have presented numerous opportunities for foreign nationals to work in Canada. The big bonus for these folks is that a work stint in Canada can help increase a skilled worker immigration point score, especially for those who lack a university or college degree.

Here’s the breakdown by CIC of the top 5 sources for foreign workers in 2004:

United States – 15,226
Mexico – 11,347
United Kingdom – 7,337
Australia – 7,268
France – 6,479

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile