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Acquisition of permanent residence by temporary foreign workers in Canada: CS11-0019/396E-PDF

a panel study of labour market outcomes before and after the status transition /

"Using a unique administrative dataset, this study investigates the employment and earnings trajectories of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) during the years surrounding their acquisition of permanent residence in Canada. If the labour market assimilation of TFWs follows a smooth trajectory in the absence of acquisition of permanent residence, any kinks that occur in employment rates and earnings in or after the year when TFWs become permanent residents might plausibly result from the transition to permanent residence. The main finding of the study is that the labour market outcomes of different groups of TFWs in Canada follow different temporal patterns depending on the TFWs’ skill level and work permit type. Gains in labour market outcomes resulting from the acquisition of permanent residence appear to be greater for TFWs who generally hold an open work permit and for live-in caregivers than for highly skilled TFWs"--Abstract, p. 5.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
Title Acquisition of permanent residence by temporary foreign workers in Canada
Subtitle a panel study of labour market outcomes before and after the status transition /
Series Title Analytical Studies Branch research paper series,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "Release date: September 21, 2017." Issued also in French under title: Obtention de la résidence permanente par les travailleurs étrangers temporaires au Canada : une étude par panel des résultats sur le marché du travail avant et après le changement de statut.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 31 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-09386-4
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-0019/396E-PDF
Subject Terms Migrant workers, Immigrants, Statistics