Non-Permanent Residents

Non-Permanent Residents Key Contributors to Canada’s Economy

The growing economy and Canada’s population can be attributed largely to non-permanent residents (NPRs). 

Canadian Visa Expert could establish that the last 2021 census indicated that about 2.5 per cent of Canada’s population are NPRs as against the 0.8 per cent that accounted for NPRs during the 1991 census.

According to the latest report from Statistics Canada based on the 2021 census, NPRs are key contributors to Canada’s economic growth. 

Though NPRs do not have the right to vote, they contribute largely to Canada’s booming economy due to their participation in vital sectors of the country.

Non-permanent residents are individuals for whom Canada has granted a temporary work permit, asylum or study permit. These individuals have the right to live in the country temporarily.

NPRs Statistics and their impacts on Canada’s economy

Canadian Visa Expert says since Canada, like many other countries, grants foreigners the right to live in the country temporarily, these non-permanent residents impact the economy in no small way.

The 2021 census revealed that individuals with work permits made up 40.1 per cent of NPRs, while the ones with both work and study permit made up 14.2 per cent.

The report also stated that only 21.9 per cent of NPRs have a study permit alone. That is, they are mostly international students. And about 15.1 per cent are asylum claimants.

It was established that the remaining 8.7 per cent hold either one or two of the other types of temporary resident permits or are family members of Canadian permanent residents. 

As the number of non-permanent residents keeps increasing in Canada, their economic impacts become more noticeable.