Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada by Year and Job

8th Apr 2013 Comments Off on 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%

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