Quarterly Administrative Data Release

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
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012
(Jan-Jun)
2013Table note 1
(Jan-Jun)
PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 479,596 451,269 480,671 337,998 250,990 131,552 101,191
Network Outcomes
Positive 249,604 266,999 281,126 264,614 274,145 140,098 139,753
% Positive 68% 55% 63% 74% 74% 67% 79%
Negative 90,581 170,624 127,137 69,402 78,967 58,520 26,060
% Negative 25% 35% 28% 19% 21% 28% 15%
Withdrawn 27,874 50,952 41,014 21,907 18,592 11,777 10,103
% Withdrawn 8% 10% 9% 6% 5% 6% 6%
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)
Applications Received 1,556,731 1,573,443 1,718,903 1,771,333 1,863,431 1,038,282 1,016,229
Network Outcomes
Positive 1,259,448 1,269,691 1,402,999 1,470,991 1,546,504 837,988 809,830
% Positive 82% 81% 83% 84% 84% 86% 86%
Negative 247,523 249,605 248,911 246,603 268,885 128,792 122,951
% Negative 16% 16% 15% 14% 15% 13% 13%
Withdrawn 23,316 51,613 33,944 41,720 14,858 5,956 8,156
% Withdrawn 2% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1%
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

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.

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CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

  As Of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)
Volumes (in persons) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
(June 30)
Working Inventory
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
Backlog
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
Backlog Subtotal 904,333 843,382 823,754 847,409 533,993 517,633
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

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent and Temporary Residents

Permanent residents by category 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
Family class 17,220 65,582 16,842 65,207 16,191 60,223 14,820 56,450 17,808 65,008 24,732 44,581
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
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
Foreign workers 60,366 190,737 57,204 176,738 56,752 179,061 60,080 190,512 69,153 213,441 71,324 125,017
Foreign students 10,097 79,264 10,058 84,867 12,366 95,254 11,013 98,388 12,119 104,819 12,680 28,026
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
Other 20,930 89,404 19,336 84,297 20,265 80,474 18,845 82,735 21,149 81,451 24,781 47,205
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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Citizenship at a Glance

Citizenship Calendar year Year to date
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012
(Jan-Jun)
2013
(Jan-Jun)
GRANTS
Applications Received* 242,400 232,960 208,800 223,040 317,440 145,920 146,180
Ceremonies Completed 1,974 1,658 1,740 1,935 1,657 973 767
New Canadian Citizens 176,578 156,349 143,678 181,339 113,151 71,419 59,702
Inventory 222,594 259,709 290,854 280,233 367,372 266,492 365,059
PROOFS
Applications Received 56,753 57,724 52,381 53,306 65,136 33,352 32,070
Total Outcomes
Approved 41,506 75,188 69,730 66,406 46,026 24,616 30,666
Refused 56 242 627 417 1,522 212 1,155
Closed for other Reasons*** 204 291 202 177 167 79 63
Total 41,766 75,721 70,559 67,000 47,715 24,907 31,884
Inventory 53,918 43,362 24,475 12,845 20,376 9,775 15,954

*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 ConceptsCIC Operational Network at a Glance; Application Processing Times; and Citizenship at a Glance

For further information (media only), please contact:

Media Relations
Communications Branch
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
613-952-1650
cic-media-relations@cic.gc.ca

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