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Study: The distribution of temporary foreign workers across industries in Canada

Released: 2020-06-03

Possible delays in the inflow of new temporary foreign workers could affect essential services, such as agriculture and food production, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study shows that, while they account for 3% of total employment in Canada, temporary foreign workers are over-represented in industries such as crop production (27%), private household services (10%) and gasoline stations (8%). In addition, 10% of firms in Canada employ at least one temporary foreign worker.


The article "The distribution of temporary foreign workers across industries in Canada," released today in the series StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada (Catalogue number45280001), is now available.

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