Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada by Year and Job

The debate over temporary foreign workers is back in the news.  I have received a copy of the results of an Access to Information and Privacy Act request which shows the breakdown of admittance of foreign worker by year and occupation.  (I am not publishing this document on my blog, however, if you want a copy feel free to e-mail me.)

The table below shows the breakdown in 2005 (the last year that the Liberal Party of Canada was in government) and 2011 (the most recent year available).  That I have chosen these years of course has limitations in terms of detecting trends (who knows if an occupation had an “on” or “off” year?).  However, the data is nonetheless interesting, and shows an explosion in the number of people in certain occupations.

Occupation

2005

2011

Percentage Change

Legislator and Senior Management

1,205

2130

77%

Administrative Service Managers

610

1005

65%

Managers in Financial and Business Services

200

390

95%

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)

25

40

60%

Managers in Engineering, Architecture, Science and Information Systems

610

1615

165%

Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services

55

90

64%

Managers in Public Administration

25

35

40%

Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport

95

145

53%

Sales, Marketing, and Advertising Managers

630

810

29%

Managers in Retail Trade

180

405

125%

Managers in Food Service and Accommodation

570

535

-6%

Managers in Other Services

50

55

10%

Managers in Construction and Transportation

390

1000

156%

Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers

95

190

100%

Managers in Primary Production (Except Agriculture)

55

125

127%

Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities

405

415

2%

Auditors, Accountants, and Investment Professionals

1000

895

-11%

Human Resources and Business Services Professionals

4415

6910

57%

Clerical Supervisors

85

170

100%

Administrative and Regulatory Occupations

410

720

76%

Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations

60

125

108%

Secretaries, Recorders and Transcriptionists

20

65

225%

Clerical Occupations, General Office Skills

625

135

-78%

Office Equipment Operators

15

15

0%

Finance and Insurance Clerks

50

90

80%

Administrative Support Clerks

70

65

-7%

Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks

80

210

163%

Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Occupations

65

105

62%

Physical Science Professionals

580

1170

102%

Life Science Professionals

330

640

94%

Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineers

2565

3540

38%

Other Engineers

1610

2085

30%

Architects, Urban Planners, and Land Surveyors

205

420

105%

Mathematicians, Statisticians, and Actuaries

3020

910

-70%

Technical Occupations in Physical Sciences

790

265

-66%

Technical Occupations in Life Sciences

210

185

-12%

Technical Occupations in Civil, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering

890

1495

68%

Technical Occupations in Electronics and Electrical Engineering

1325

2020

52%

Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping

210

375

79%

Other Technical Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

245

465

90%

Transportation Officers and Controllers

550

735

34%

Physicians, Dentists and Veterinarians

1370

1670

22%

Optometrists, Chiropractors and other Health Diagnosing and Treating Professionals

25

55

120%

Pharmacists, Dietitians and Nutritionists

105

65

-38%

Therapy and Assessment Professionals

100

120

20%

Nurse Supervisors and Registered Nurses

275

285

4%

Medical Technologists and Technicians

65

95

46%

Technical Occupations in Dental Health

40

45

13%

Other Technical Occupations in Health Case

50

125

150%

Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Care

20

75

275%

Judges, Lawyers, and Quebec Notaries

90

140

56%

University Professors and Assistants

4745

3985

-16%

College and Other Vocational Instructors

540

505

-6%

Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and Educational Counselors

265

325

23%

Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Clergy, and Probation Officers

385

315

-18%

Policy and Program Officers, Research and Consultants

1040

985

-5%

Paralegals, Social Service Workers, and Occupations in Education and Religion

940

1240

32%

Librarians, Archivists, Conservators, and Curators

65

30

-54%

Writing, Translating, and Public Relations Professionals

500

445

-11%

Creative and Performing Arts

8110

4590

-43%

Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Art Galleries

35

30

-14%

Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians, and Technical and Coordinating Occupations

2190

1435

-34%

Announcers and Other Performers

1360

2470

82%

Creative Designers and Craftpersons

510

785

54%

Athletes, Coaches, Referees, and Related Occupations

2705

3065

13%

Sales and Service Supervisors

110

560

409%

Technical Sales Specialists, Wholesale Trade

130

205

58%

Insurance and Real Estate Sales Occupations and Buyers

40

60

50%

Chefs and Cooks

740

1995

170%

Butchers and Bakers

125

240

92%

Police Officers and Firefighters

15

15

0%

Technical Occupations in Personal Service

55

100

82%

Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade

65

105

62%

Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks

205

650

217%

Occupations in Travel and Accommodation

245

185

-24%

Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations

445

285

-36%

Occupations in Food and Beverage Service

110

475

332%

Other Occupations in Protective Service

5

25

400%

Childcare and Home Support Workers

7275

6125

-16%

Other Occupations in Personal Service

75

110

47%

Cashiers

40

255

538%

Other Sales and Related Occupations

110

225

105%

Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers, and Related Occupations

135

2380

1663%

Security Guards and Related Occupations

25

45

80%

Cleaners

200

585

193%

Other Occupations in Travel, Accommodation, Amusement, and Recreation

260

215

-17%

Other Elemental Service Occupations

15

80

433%

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers

500

875

75%

Supervisors, Railway and Motor Transportation Occupations

20

40

100%

Machinists and Related Occupations

210

185

-12%

Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations

245

485

98%

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Gas Fitters

505

310

-39%

Metal Forming, Shaping, and Erecting Trades

365

755

107%

Carpenters and Cabinet Makers

495

755

53%

Masonry and Plastering Trades

240

485

102%

Other Construction Trades

280

565

102%

Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics

890

780

-12%

Automotive Service Technicians

190

210

11%

Other Mechanics

55

85

55%

Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewelers, and Related Occupations

55

65

18%

Stationary Engineers and Power Station and System Operators

10

30

200%

Train Crew Operating Occupations

35

25

-29%

Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters

50

90

80%

Printing Press Operators, Commercial Drivers, and Other Trades and Related Occupations

45

125

178%

Motor Vehicle and Transit Drivers

590

1290

119%

Heavy Equipment Operators

75

165

120%

Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers

555

385

-31%

Other Installers, Repairers, and Servicers

235

410

74%

Longshore Workers and Material Handlers

50

65

30%

Trades Helpers and Labourers

210

410

95%

Public Works and Other Labourers

65

55

-15%

Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas

35

110

214%

Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers

115

160

39%

Logging Machinery Operators

10

5

-50%

Contractors, Operators, and Supervisors and Agriculture, Horticulture, and Aquaculture

405

680

68%

Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/Women

10

10

0%

Mine Service Workers and Operators in Oil and Gas

50

15

-70%

Logging Machinery Operators

15

5

-67%

Agrilcuture and Horticulture Workers

20985

27545

31%

Other Fishing and Trapping Occupations

5

0

-100%

Primary Production Laborers

735

4050

451%

Supervisors, Processing Occupations

65

120

85%

Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication

65

95

46%

Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing

70

75

7%

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Metal and Mineral Products Processing

15

60

300%

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Chemical, Plastic, and Rubber Processing

15

30

100%

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing

0

10

#DIV/0!

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Textile Processing

25

0

-100%

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Fabric, Fur, and Leather Products Manufacturing

0

10

#DIV/0!

Machine Operators and Related Workers in Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Processing

260

805

210%

Printing Machine Operators and Related Occupations

10

10

0%

Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Assemblers

60

95

58%

Other Assembly and Related Occupation

70

135

93%

Machining, Metal Working, Wood working, and Related Machine Operators

40

35

-13%

Laborers in Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities

520

655

26%

Investors

0

30

#DIV/0!

Entrepreneur – Early Admission

45

45

0%

Software Pilot

450

1125

150%

Unconventional

35

35

0%

Open Employment Authorization

30290

60455

100%

New Worker

210

1975

840%

Occupation Not Stated

1180

13045

1006%

Total

122,340

190665

56%


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