Temporary foreign workers in Canada program depending on the needs of employers and requirements.. Farmers and caregivers and services and office work

Unlike applications for permanent residence, temporary foreign workers program does not specify a higher figure for the number accepting applications.

The number depends on the employers' needs and requirements. Between 2002 and 2010, the number of temporary foreign workers has increased three-fold, from 101,000 to 300,000.

For the first time, in 2007, the number of temporary workers more than the number of permanent immigrants.

The majority were from unskilled labor category such as farmers and providers of care and services and office work.

As it happened 73% increase in the number of entry and re-entry between 2002 and 2008.