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|
|2013Table note 1
|PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PERSONS)|
|Total Network Outcomes||368,059||488,575||449,277||355,923||371,704||210,395||175,916Table note 1|
|Total Authorizations and Visas Issued||245,699||263,400||276,891||260,799||266,249||137,622||133,662Table note 1|
|TEMPORARY RESIDENCE (PERSONS)|
|Total Network Outcomes||1,530,287||1,570,909||1,685,854||1,759,314||1,830,247||972,736||940,937Table note 1|
Source: dwsweb;(5) Selection/all_imm_e from download as of July 9, 2013
Source: dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_temp_resdnt_e from download of July 9, 2013; dwsweb;(5) Selection/nim_foss_vstr_e from download as of July 9, 2013;
dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_workperm_e from download of July 9, 2013;dwsweb;(5) Selection/nim_foss_workperm_e from download as of July 9, 2013;
dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_studperm_e from download of July 9, 2013;dwsweb;(5) Selection/nim_foss_studperm_e from download as of July 9, 2013;
dwsweb;(5) Selection/NCB_e from download as of July 8, 2013 and January 2, 2012;
- Table note 1
The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) initiated job action on April 2nd. The withdrawal of service in certain offices took place between May 16 and September 25th, 2013, which resulted in a decrease in the total amount of applications processed. The impact of the job action will also be present when CIC releases data in Q3.
CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision
|As Of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)|
|Volumes (in persons)||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013
|Federal Skilled Worker applications received on or after the priority processing date of February 27, 2008*||111,520||128,769||173,050||160,849||82,278||62,406|
|Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008*||512,996||400,005||334,881||302,365||9,159||4,204|
|All Other Permanent Resident Applications**||391,337||443,377||488,873||545,044||524,834||513,429|
|Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision||1,015,853||972,151||996,804||1,008,258||616,271||580,039|
* 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.
Data Sources: dwsweb;Development/CAIPS/imm_caips_e_c50; FOSS, GCMS, CPC, and NCMS download of July 9, 2013
Application Processing Times
Canada – Permanent and Temporary Residents
|Permanent residents by category||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|Economic immigrants||43,129||149,069||44,102||153,491||55,090||186,916||44,319||156,117||46,108||160,818||41,711Table note 2||74,183|
|Refugees||5,892||21,859||5,928||22,850||6,763||24,697||6,481||27,873||6,506||23,094||6,067Table note 3||10,291|
|Other immigrants||3,006||10,735||2,778||10,623||2,749||8,846||2,072||8,305||2,622||8,961||2,027Table note 2||3,726|
|Category not stated||1||2||0||1||2||7||0||3||0||5||0||0|
|Total – Permanent Residents||69,248||247,247||69,650||252,172||80,795||280,689||67,692||248,748||73,044||257,886||74,537||132,781|
|Temporary residents by yearly status||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|Humanitarian population||8,720||37,951||9,691||34,193||5,513||24,956||5,814||26,501||5,325||21,357||2,485Table note 4||4,767|
|Total Entries – Temporary Residents||100,113||397,356||96,289||380,095||94,896||379,745||95,752||398,136||107,746||421,068||111,270||205,015|
- Table note 2
It is important to remember that these numbers are preliminary data. CIC is on track to meet our 2013 immigration levels planning range of more than 240,000 immigrants.
- Table note 3
It is important to remember that these numbers are preliminary data. Canada accepted approximately the same number of refugees in the second quarter of 2013 as in the second quarter of the previous year. In addition, circumstances in other countries affect the processing of refugee cases.
- Table note 4
The Humanitarian Population refers to temporary residents who are primarily refugee claimants but also includes other foreign nationals who are allowed to remain in Canada on humanitarian or compassionate grounds. Last year, Canada introduced a new refugee determination system that provides quick protection to those who need it and timely removal of failed claimants. As a result, there has been a significant decrease in the number of asylum seekers.
Citizenship at a Glance
|Citizenship||Calendar year||Year to date|
|New Canadian Citizens||176,578||156,349||143,678||181,339||113,151||71,419||59,702|
|Closed for other Reasons***||204||291||202||177||167||79||63|
*Estimated, in Persons
**New method used to capture this measure, applications that are withdrawn or abandoned
Source: CIC Operational Databases, 2nd Quarter 2013
Quarterly Administrative Data Release – Additional Tables
CIC proactively demonstrates transparency to the public by releasing this data. Additional statistical tables are available through the Government of Canada's Open Data website – www.data.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 Concepts – CIC Operational Network at a Glance; Application Processing Times; and Citizenship at a Glance
For further information (media only), please contact:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada