Most Canadians support permanent immigration pathways for temporary foreign workers

The majority of Canadians want to see temporary workers in the agricultural sector become permanent residents, according to a new survey.

Nanos Research, a market and public opinion research firm held a random survey of 1,039 Canadians over the age of 18 between October 28 and November 1, this year.

Results show more than eight in 10 Canadians would support a permanent immigration program for temporary foreign workers to remain in Canada. Support is strongest among Atlantic Provinces, and weakest in the Prairie Provinces.

The majority of Canadians agree that temporary foreign workers are essential to Canada’s agricultural sector, and they should be entitled to the same benefits and protections as any other worker. British Columbians were most likely to share these views.

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