According to a new report from Statistics Canada, an increasing number of immigrants coming to Canada as temporary foreign workers are obtaining permanent residence and staying longer.
The report carried the title “Just how temporary are temporary foreign workers?” and it provides data on four cohorts of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) who had received a work permit between 1990 and 2009.
More than 1.3 million work permit holders are represented by the cohorts. The study has found out that most of the temporary foreign workers has left within two years from getting their first work permit. However, it has been seen that a increasing number of TFWs have stayed on for longer.
The study has also concluded that there is strict monitoring on how long TFWs are staying in the country. This is against the common misconception that people has that it is very difficult to track down TFWs residing illegally in the country.
According to the findings, the duration and type of stay of TFWs in Canada are restricted strongly by the regulations that govern the work permit terms.
A job offer is required in order to work as a TFW in Canada. However, one can obtain permanent residency without a job offer, by way of Express Entry system of Canada.