- In 2012, there were 455,000 “recent” immigrants (who had arrived in the previous 5 years) and 294,000 “temporary residents” who were employed by firms in Canada.
- These recent arrivals represented 5% of paid employees working in Canada (3% were “recent” immigrants” and 2% were “temporary residents”).
- The shares were higher in the four western provinces and the shares are somewhat higher among smaller firms. Manitoba is an exception.
- Over the 2006 to 2012 period, these recent arrivals have grown in numbers (a growth of 1% per year for “recent” immigrants and a growth of 5% per year for “temporary residents”).
- The highest combined rates of growth have been in Saskatchewan. Manitoba is relatively higher in the growth of “recent” immigrants and Alberta is relatively higher in the growth of “temporary residents”.
- Rates of growth are generally (but not always) higher among smaller firms.