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
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 (Jan-Jun) 2011 (Jan-Jun)
Permanent Residence (Persons)
Applications Received  424,265 458,175 452,874 421,442 424,282 289,561 93,322
Network Outcomes
Positive  258,755 252,387 249,606 267,015 281,087 164,503 134,404
Negative  93,816 84,020 90,053 170,263 127,279 78,054 39,788
Withdrawn 30,986 23,104 27,870 50,964 41,285 23,946 12,232
Total Network Outcomes 383,557 359,511 367,529 488,242 449,651 266,503 186,424
Total Authori-
zations and Visas Issued
253,472 249,604 245,821 263,651 276,833 160,406 131,663
Temporary Residence (Persons)
Applications Received 1,476,918 1,545,088 1,556,859 1,574,442 1,719,173 929,641 862,936
Network Outcomes
Positive  1,221,722 1,275,069 1,259,582 1,270,441 1,404,597 741,842 697,922
Negative  225,398 242,854 263,775 269,374 271,303 132,622 120,478
Withdrawn 35,373 25,736 23,316 51,613 33,945 20,497 27,675
Total Network Outcomes 1,482,493 1,543,659 1,546,673 1,591,428 1,709,845 894,961 846,075

Source: CIC, Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2011

CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

Volumes (in persons) As of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Jun 30)
Working Inventory
Federal Skilled Worker applications received on or after the priority processing date of February 27, 2008* n/a n/a 111,520 128,769 173,050 168,282
Backlog
Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008* 509,585 586,109 512,996 400,005 334,881 313,825
All Other Permanent Resident Applications** 338,962 343,121 373,782 417,702 495,614 512,868
Backlog Subtotal 848,547 929,230 886,778 817,707 829,962 829,962
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 848,547 929,230 998,298 946,476 1,003,545 994,985

* 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 2011

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent and Temporary Residents

Permanent residents by category 2010 2011
Q1 Q2 YTD Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 YTD
Family class 13,525 16,191 29,716 15,845 14,658 60,219 12,046 14,757 26,803
Economic immigrants 37,001 55,093 92,094 59,768 35,056 186,918 31,190 44,119 75,309
Refugees 5,289 6,763 12,052 6,612 6,033 24,697 4,500 6,429 10,929
Other immigrants 2,225 2,748 4,973 2,064 1,808 8,845 1,817 2,061 3,878
Category not stated 1 2 3 3 1 7 2 0 2
Total – Permanent Residents 58,041 80,797 138,838 84,292 57,556 280,686 49,555 67,366 116,921
Temporary residents by yearly status 2010 2011
Q1 Q2 YTD Q3 Q4 Total Q1 Q2 YTD
Foreign workers 44,349 56,980 101,329 46,716 34,203 182,248 51,927 65,708 117,635
Foreign students 15,686 12,443 28,129 54,154 13,865 96,148 20,120 16,222 36,342
Humanitarian population 6,874 5,515 12,389 6,286 6,210 24,885 6,203 5,723 11,926
Other 21,804 20,317 42,121 20,801 17,712 80,634 18,016 19,616 37,632
Total Entries– Temporary Residents 88,713 95,255 183,968 127,957 71,990 383,915 96,266 107,269 203,535

Source: CIC, Research DataMart, 2nd Quarter 2011

Citizenship at a Glance

Citizenship Calendar year Year to date
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 (Jan-Jun) 2011 (Jan-Jun)
Grants
Applications Received 224,460 227,520 242,400 232,960 208,800 106,560 104,800
Ceremonies n/a 2,802 2,011 1,957 1,723 899 1,225
New Canadian Citizens 260,774 199,855 176,546 156,323 143,545 75,247 99,586
Inventory 195,385 189,886 222,594 259,709 290,854 273,204 270,848
Proofs
Applications Received 59,094 60,107 56,753 57,724 52,381 27,009 24,943
Total Outcomes
Approved 64,977 56,734 41,507 75,196 69,746 45,204 36,821
Refused 388 89 56 242 628 281 249
Closed for other Reasons* n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Inventory 29,575 35,917 53,918 43,362 24,475 26,222 11,941

*As of December 2, 2009 data for proof applications closed for other reasons could not be successfully downloaded.
 
Source: CIC, Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2011

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

For further information (media only), please contact:

Media Relations
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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