In 2005, there were 140,668 temporary foreign workers admitted into Canada. This year there were 338,189 temporary workers admitted (this number is still considered preliminary). The vast majority of workers (approximately 202,000 in 2012) enter Canada through a positive labour market opinion from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. A positive labour market opinion means that an employer was successful in showing that it needs a foreign worker to fill a job and no Canadian worker was found.
Click here for a breakdown of the types of skills these 202,000 temporary foreign workers (2012) have and the industries in which they are working in.