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Table 1 Selected characteristics of temporary foreign workers, by streams, 1996 to 2012

From: Acquisition of permanent residence by temporary foreign workers in Canada: a panel study of labour market outcomes before and after the status transition

  International agreements Canadian interests—employment benefits Other Canadian interests Temporary foreign workers with labour market opinion Live-in Caregiver Program
  Percent
Educational attainments
 High school or less 9.13 10.10 20.28 9.52 8.00
 Diploma 17.76 22.02 27.27 24.04 39.75
 Bachelor 36.07 39.62 28.74 34.20 49.92
 Graduate 37.04 28.26 23.71 32.24 2.32
Skill levels
 Level 0—managerial 16.68 41.71 5.48 6.27 0.00
 Level A—professional 59.25 39.90 65.98 61.79 0.08
 Level B—skilled and technical 13.10 11.01 16.96 27.11 0.12
 Level C—intermediate and clerical 9.51 5.41 10.35 4.46 99.12
 Level D—elemental and labourers 1.46 1.97 1.23 0.38 0.68
Type of work permit Mixed Mixed Generally open Restricted Restricted
Labour market opinion required No No No Yes Yes
  1. Note: The sum of the percentages for educational attainments and skill levels may not add up to 100% because of rounding. Sources: Statistics Canada, Temporary Residents file, Immigrant Landing file, and Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database