Quarterly Administrative Data Release

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The Quarterly Administrative Data Release provides up-to-date portraits of the immigration process, including both permanent and temporary streams, as well as an overview of the citizenship process.

When using these tables, it is important to remember that:

  • All current year data are preliminary estimates. In particular, there is a time lag associated with applications being entered into CIC systems, which may initially result in an underestimation of applications actually received. These numbers will stabilize over time.
  • After an authorization/visa is issued, applicants can choose if and when they will enter Canada within a specified period of time up to 12 months. A successful applicant becomes either a temporary resident or a permanent resident upon arrival in Canada.
  • An application for citizenship can only be made by a permanent resident after they have lived in Canada for at least three years of residence (1,095 days) in the four years immediately preceding the date that they apply.

CIC Operational Network at a Glance

CIC Operational Network Calendar year Year to date
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 (Jan-June) 2010 (Jan-June)
Permanent Residence (Persons)
Applications Received 354,506 422,188 455,247 450,508 410,565 189,789 179,742
Network Outcomes
Positive 256,189 258,769 252,386 249,585 266,984 139,321 164,538
Negative 109,606 93,820 84,021 81,095 79,500 37,976 41,710
Withdrawn 34,003 31,060 23,174 26,812 39,129 22,102 15,929
Total Network Outcomes 399,798 383,649 359,581 357,492 385,613 199,399 222,177
Total Authorizations and Visas Issued 252,185 253,504 249,615 245,868 263,994 136,422 161,676
Temporary Residence (Persons)
Applications Received 1,392,126 1,476,850 1,545,376 1,557,036 1,574,767 757,592 926,040
Network Outcomes
Positive 1,164,707 1,221,732 1,275,095 1,259,636 1,270,464 602,330 742,284
Negative 201,456 225,324 243,110 263,897 269,416 127,732 132,822
Withdrawn 19,177 35,373 25,736 23,319 51,604 14,647 20,551
Total Network Outcomes 1,385,340 1,482,429 1,543,941 1,546,852 1,591,484 744,709 895,657

Source: CIC, Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2010

CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

Volumes (in persons) As of June 30 (unless otherwise indicated)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 (Mar 31) 2010 (June 30)
Working Inventory
Federal Skilled Worker applications received on or after the priority processing date of February 27, 2008* n/a n/a n/a 111,520 128,769 161,959 159,095
Backlog
Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008* 486,548 509,585 586,109 512,996 400,005 374,827 354,880
All Other Permanent Resident Applications** 343,017 338,962 343,121 373,783 416,547 417,365 462,068
Backlog Subtotal 829,565 848,547 929,230 886,779 816,552 792,192 816,948
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 829,565 848,547 929,230 998,299 945,321 954,151 976,043

* The date the Action Plan for Faster Immigration took effect.
**Other permanent resident applicants include Family Class, Refugees, Humanitarian and Compassionate and others in the  Economic Class.

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2010

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent and Temporary Residents

Permanent residents by category 2009 2010
Q1 Q2 YTD Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 YTD
Family class 14,659 16,840 31,499 17,515 16,185 65,199 13,521 16,124 29,645
Economic immigrants 29,691 44,103 73,794 48,078 31,623 153,495 37,012 54,862 91,874
Refugees 4,058 5,928 9,986 7,369 5,491 22,846 5,288 6,746 12,034
Other immigrants 2,374 2,781 5,155 2,427 3,053 10,635 2,227 2,747 4,974
Category not stated 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 3
Total – Permanent Residents 50,783 69,652 120,435 75,389 56,352 252,176 58,049 80,481 138,530
Temporary residents by yearly status 2009 2010
Q1 Q2 YTD Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 YTD
Foreign workers 45,378 57,677 103,055 43,281 32,074 178,410 43,792 56,585 100,377
Foreign students 14,362 10,135 24,497 48,363 12,286 85,146 15,250 12,274 27,524
Humanitarian population 9,526 9,702 19,228 7,876 7,071 34,175 6,808 5,452 12,260
Other 21,194 19,395 40,589 24,547 19,438 84,574 22,603 21,201 43,804
Total Entries– Temporary Residents 90,460 96,909 187,369 124,067 70,869 382,305 88,453 95,512 183,965

Source: CIC, Research DataMart, 2nd Quarter 2010

Citizenship at a Glance

Citizenship Calendar year Year to date
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 (Jan- June) 2010 (Jan- June)
Grants
Applications Received 216,027 224,460 227,520 240,160 233,600 120,320 105,440
Ceremonies 3,483 3,926 3,049 2,733 2,223 1,135 1,185
New Canadian Citizens 198,700 260,755 199,845 176,524 156,283 81,616 74,514
Inventory 245,870 195,385 189,886 222,574 258,487 256,421 271,509
Proofs
Applications Received 79,682 59,094 60,107 56,314 57,593 29,912 26,724
Total Outcomes
Approved 79,142 64,977 56,734 41,508 75,217 33,775 45,225
Refused 375 388 89 56 242 162 282
Closed for other Reasons 2,138 2,264 2,043 1,518 n/a n/a n/a
Total 81,655 67,629 58,866 43,082 n/a n/a n/a
Inventory 22,459 29,575 35,917 54,076 n/a n/a n/a

Source: CIC, Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2010
*As of December 2, 2009 data for Proof applications closed for other reasons could not be successfully downloaded. The download date for 2005-2008 Proof Outcomes is July 18, 2009

Quarterly Administrative Data Release – Additional Tables

Additional statistical tables are available in CD format upon request to research-recherche@cic.gc.ca. These tables, on the permanent and temporary resident streams, provide more detailed information on applications received, application outcomes, visas issued, processing times, inventory at selection and final decision stages, entries of temporary residents and immigration of permanent residents.

Glossary of Terms and Concepts – Canada – Permanent and Temporary Residents

Glossary of Terms and ConceptsCIC Operational Network at a Glance; Application Processing Times; and Citizenship at a Glance

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Media Relations
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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