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Table 7 Distribution of temporary foreign workers by the number of years with positive total employment earnings in the sample, 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

Number of years Distribution
  Percent Cumulative percent
1 2.89 2.89
2 3.97 6.86
3 5.12 11.98
4 6.73 18.71
5 14.07 32.78
6 20.46 53.24
7 20.63 73.88
8 14.76 88.64
9 7.23 95.86
10 2.85 98.71
11 1.29 100.00
  1. Note: The numbers are calculated from the sample including temporary foreign workers who had total earnings (T4 and T1) more than $1000 (in 2012 constant dollars) in at least 1 year over the period of up to 5 years before and after the transition to permanent residency. Sources: Statistics Canada, Temporary Residents file, Immigrant Landing file and Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database