Infographic: Where Canada's temporary foreign workers are going
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The Globe and Mail
Each year on Dec. 1, the Canadian government does a count of how many temporary foreign workers there are in the country. This year there were 338,189, a number that is still considered preliminary. On the same date in 2005, before Stephen Harper came to office, there were 140,668. There are different ways temporary foreign workers can enter the country, but the vast majority (more than 202,000 in 2012) enter via Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's 'positive labour market opinions,' which are approvals afte ran employer shows it needs a foreign worker to fill a job and that no Canadian worker was available. Here is a breakdown of the types of skills these 202,000 workers have and which industry sectors they're working in.