From work visa to permanent residence, there is only one step

A new report Statistics Canada points out that “The transition to permanent residence has increased across all cohorts of arrival of holders (foreigners) work permit” in the country. For his part, The Press underlines “that between 2016 and 2020, just over 23% of foreign workers became permanent residents two years after obtaining their first temporary work permit in Canada.” This figure has almost doubled compared to the previous period. Between 2011 and 2015, only 12% of these workers had obtained the precious sesame, which allows access to health care coverage, and to live and work anywhere in the country.

The new data, relief Tea Globe and Mail, “suggest that temporary work residency has become a more important pathway to permanent residency in Canada.”

The government document says that by the end of 2022, more than 955,000 work permit holders who had obtained their first permit between 2006 and 2020 had made the transition to permanent residence in Canada. It also states that the “Provincial Nominee Program” and the “Canadian Experience Category” have become the main immigration trajectories for those in the economic category.

Demand for foreign workers booms

The popularity of foreign workers in the Canadian job market continues unabated. As indicated by the CBC, “Business demand for temporary foreign workers has increased across the country in recent years, with employers last year given the green light (by the Canadian government) to hire more than double the number of people they did five years ago under the program (intended for them)”. Last year, these companies were able to hire 239,646 temporary foreign workers.

The broadcaster lists the 15 jobs that received the most approvals to be filled by this type of worker between 2018 and 2023. Those that saw the greatest growth were nursing assistants and patient care workers, food counter workers and kitchen helpers, and construction workers.

At 1er last April, recalls The Press, The country had 2.8 million temporary residents in Canada, or 6.8% of the population.

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