As a Canadian immigration firm in Vancouver, it’s no secret that foreign workers fill many important gaps when it comes to shortages in Canada’s labour and skills market. The length of stay often varies according to the job contract, but a number of workers do seek opportunities to extend their stay and immigrate to Canada as Permanent Residents.
For those who are interested, Racer Immigration found a 2018 study by Statistics Canada that examines the time that temporary foreign workers tend to remain in the country as well as their transition to permanent resident status.
According to the study, the number of temporary workers rose in Canada from 52,000 to 310,000 between 1996 and 2015. This includes people coming to Canada through various programs, such as the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or International Mobility Program.
The study analyzed temporary foreign workers between the ages of 18 and 64 at the time of their arrival and received their work permit between 1990 and 2009. These individuals were followed for between 5 and 15 years after their admission. It was found that almost 90% of temporary foreign workers who were still in Canada after 10 years had managed to obtain permanent resident status.
For those seeking permanent residence in Canada, foreign workers’ programs can be a good start. Racer Immigration provides expert consulting and advice for people around the world. Contact (778) 688-4848 to learn more.