Table 2
Characteristics of new temporary residents for work purposes in Canada, by period of first arrival

Table 2
Characteristics of new temporary residents for work purposes in Canada, by period of first arrival
Table summary
This table displays the results of Characteristics of new temporary residents for work purposes in Canada Period of first arrival, 1990 to 1994, 1995 to 1999, 2000 to 2004, 2005 to 2009 and 2010 to 2014, calculated using percent and number units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Period of first arrival
1990 to 1994 1995 to 1999 2000 to 2004 2005 to 2009 2010 to 2014Table 2 Note 1
percent
Gender  
Male 67.1 71.2 66.1 60.1 59.3
Female 32.9 28.8 33.9 39.9 40.7
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Age received first work permit  
18 to 24 25.5 23.0 23.8 24.6 26.7
25 to 34 40.7 39.6 40.8 43.5 45.0
35 to 44 21.5 22.3 21.3 20.3 17.4
45 to 54 9.4 11.4 10.5 8.7 7.6
55 to 64 3.0 3.7 3.6 2.9 3.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Region of birth  
Northern/Western Europe 21.3 22.9 23.9 24.2 26.6
Southern/Eastern Europe 5.3 5.3 4.8 5.6 7.9
Africa 2.6 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.4
Eastern Asia 11.9 10.5 10.2 10.1 11.8
Southern Asia 2.0 2.5 3.7 5.8 7.0
Southeast Asia 8.1 4.4 7.2 15.3 10.7
West Asia and the Middle East 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.3
Oceania 5.3 6.6 8.6 8.8 6.4
North America 37.1 38.8 31.7 19.7 17.2
Caribbean, Central and South America 5.5 5.2 5.4 6.3 7.7
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Skill level of first work permit  
Higher skilled 65.1 67.3 57.2 40.0 35.8
Lower skilled 20.5 14.6 18.0 24.7 16.4
Not specified 14.4 18.1 24.8 35.3 47.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Destination of province or region  
Atlantic 3.9 4.7 4.5 3.4 3.7
Quebec 13.8 15.8 17.1 13.8 16.4
Ontario 44.3 43.3 42.0 31.7 30.8
Manitoba and Saskatchewan 5.2 4.3 3.4 4.1 4.2
Alberta 10.2 10.8 10.3 18.8 17.3
British Columbia 16.9 20.3 22.1 27.1 26.5
Territories 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3
Not stated 10.6 4.9 3.7 4.8 0.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  number
Total NTable 2 Note 2 267,000 296,000 357,000 533,000 578,000
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