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Study: Canada Hosts Almost a Million Temporary Residents

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Temporary Residents in Canada

Canada’s allure is a destination for temporary residency as it attracts nearly 1 million temporary residents from all corners of the globe. The blog aims to provide valuable insights into the opportunities and benefits that Canada offers to temporary residents, highlighting its attractions and shedding light on the reasons why individuals choose Canada as their temporary home.

The research titled “Non-permanent Residents in Canada: a portrait of a growing population from the 2021 Census” was published by Statistics Canada on June 20. According to the Census of Population, the paper examines the characteristics of non-permanent residents according to their purpose for temporary presence in Canada. According to the report, a growing percentage of Canadians are temporary residents. Temporary foreign workers, international students, and asylum seekers are all eligible to reside in Canada as non-permanent residents.

When the census counted approximately 1 million of them, NPRs made up 2.5% of Canada’s population in 2021. The majority of those one million, or NPRs, had a work permit. In 2021, 14.2% of NPRs also had a study permit in addition to their job permit, while 40.1% of NPRs had a work permit solely. Additionally, NPRs with a study permit made up 21.9% of all NPRs and 15.1% of NPRs were requests for refugee protection.

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Other NPR kinds, such as temporary resident permit holders, NPRs’ families, and parents’ and grandparents’ super visa holders, made up the remaining 8.7%.

NPRs are Younger than the Majority of Canadians

In the 2021 Census, young adults between the ages of 20 and 34 made up 6 out of 10 NPRs. Compared to recent immigrants, who made up 37.3% of the population, young adults made up 18.4% of the rest of Canada’s population. The fact that most NPRs have work permits and study permits, which are often held by people between the ages of 20 and 34, may account for their young age.

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India and China – Top Two Countries for NPR Births

Despite coming from a wide range of nations, India and China were the two most typical birthplaces for NPRs (28.5% and 10.5%, respectively). With the exception of Quebec, where France was the most popular country of birth for NPRs (20.4%), India and China were the top two countries of birth nationwide.

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High Labour Force Participation Among Temporary Residents

Canada’s population is ageing, its fertility rate is falling, and there are worker shortages. As a result, Canada depends on NRPs to boost the economy and fill open positions. NPRs had a higher labour force participation rate (74.2%) than the general population (63.4%). But this disparity is probably explained by the youth of NPRs.

The most popular employment among NPRs aged 15 and older was in sales and service. Despite having higher average educational attainment than the overall population, non-permanent residents (NPRs) were more likely to work in non-educational occupations (23.7%) than the total population (15.7%).

Compared to 32.4% of NPRs with a bachelor’s degree or more, only 26.2% of recent immigrants and 15.9% of the rest of Canada’s population were overqualified for their current positions in 2021.

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