Mexico The main country of origin remains under the Temporary Agricultural Workers Program Canadais often cited as a model for international labor mobility agreements.
In fact, the Canadian government indicated that during 2021 a record 32,975 temporary foreign workers were welcomed into Canada (TFWfor its English acronym) despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
This recognizes the essential role that Mexican citizens play as a source of employment for Canada, specifically in maintaining agricultural sector the National.
The number of Mexican nationals participating in the TFW program has increased by 17.6% in the past five years.
In general, the popular relations between the two countries cannot be denied.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada remains the second country of origin for visitors to Mexico after United Statewith more than half a million Canadians traveling to Mexico in 2021.
The Canadian government is now hoping that a gradual recovery after the pandemic will see visitor numbers finally return to a record high of more than 2.3 million Canadian visitors to Mexico in 2019.
A large number of Canadians, especially retired people, have purchased real estate in Mexico and have spent long periods of time there.
From south to north
The pandemic continues to affect the number of visitors to Mexico. More than 87,000 Mexicans visited Canada in 2021. Prior to the pandemic, Canada experienced a significant increase in visitors from Mexico. About 510,000 Mexicans visited Canada in 2019.
On the other hand, academic and cultural relations are essential components of the bilateral relationship.
Canada welcomed 14,435 Mexican students in 2021, an increase of more than 10,000 students in 2020.
Additionally, in 2020, more than 4,000 Mexican students participated in short-term language courses that did not require a student permit.
There is a great deal of ongoing academic collaboration and exchange. There are more than 300 Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between Canadian and Mexican higher education institutions, which primarily facilitate academic exchange, as well as a number of MoUs between Canadian educational associations and Mexican government agencies.