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Migration Trends in the Americas OAS Special Committee on Migration Issues Washington 17 April 2008 Elizabeth Ruddick Director General Research and Evaluation.

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1 Migration Trends in the Americas OAS Special Committee on Migration Issues Washington 17 April 2008 Elizabeth Ruddick Director General Research and Evaluation Branch Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2 2 Permanent Residents

3 3 Between 10 and 14% of permanent residents to Canada come from OAS countries

4 4 The top ten OAS source countries for permanent residents to Canada in 2006 Percent distribution of the top 10 OAS countries. The top ten represent 85% of all permanent resident flows from OAS Countries. 14% of permanent residents to Canada were from OAS countries in 2006. Last country of permanent residence 2006 United States10,94338% Colombia5,81320% Mexico2,83010% Jamaica1,6866% Haiti1,6516% Peru1,4795% Guyana1,2634% Venezuela1,2214% Brazil1,2094% Argentina8943% Sub-Total of top 1028,98985% Other OAS countries5,07315% All OAS34,062100% All OAS as a percentage of all permanent residents34,06214% All permanent residents251,649100%

5 5 The top ten OAS source countries for permanent residents to Canada in 2006

6 6 Temporary Foreign Workers and Seasonal Agricultural Workers

7 7 In 2006, almost 43,000 temporary foreign workers (TFW) to Canada came from OAS countries OAS Countries Flow of Temporary Foreign Workers Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program United States of America16,841n/a Mexico13,93312,582 Jamaica6,3135,935 Trinidad & Tobago, Republic of1,4791,305 Other OAS Countries4,384946 Total TFW from OAS42,95020,745


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