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. 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

Calendar year Year to date
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012
(Jan-Sep)
2013Footnote 1
(Jan-Sep)
PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 480,096 452,452 480,144 339,132 250,864 188,768 167,929
Network Outcomes
Positive 249,608 267,005 281,140 264,615 274,103 205,098 200,393
Negative 90,578 170,623 127,131 69,329 78,579 67,786 35,130
Withdrawn 27,874 50,952 41,009 21,901 18,578 15,465 14,375
Total Network Outcomes 368,060 488,580 449,280 355,845 371,260 288,349 249,898Footnote 1
Total Authorizations and Visas Issued 245,698 263,403 276,901 260,799 266,231 199,262 191,631Footnote 1
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 1,565,545 1,573,419 1,718,797 1,772,826 1,894,986 1,659,900 1,523,362
Network Outcomes
Positive 1,259,448 1,269,690 1,402,969 1,470,163 1,541,981 1,363,625 1,278,344
Negative 272,556 269,095 271,648 271,130 290,258 225,507 220,466
Withdrawn 23,316 51,613 33,944 41,720 15,219 11,914 18,862
Total Network Outcomes 1,555,320 1,590,398 1,708,561 1,783,013 1,847,458 1,601,046 1,517,672Footnote 1

Source: dwsweb;(5) Selection/all_imm_e from download as of October 15, 2013

Source: dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_temp_resdnt_foss_only_e from download of October 8, 2013; dwsweb;(11) OMC/nim_foss_vstr_foss_only_e from download as of October 15, 2013;

Source: dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_workperm_e from download of October 8, 2013;dwsweb;(11) OMC/nim_foss_workperm_foss_only_e from download as of October 15, 2013;

Source: dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_studperm_e from download of October 8, 2013;dwsweb;(ll) OMC/nim_foss_studperm_foss_only_e from download as of October 15, 2013;

Source: dwsweb;(11) OMC/NCB_foss_only_e from download as of October 15, 2013 and January 2, 2012;

CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

As of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)
Volumes (in persons) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
(Sep 30)
Working Inventory
Federal Skilled Worker applications received on or after the priority processing date of February 27, 2008Footnote 2 111,520 128,769 173,050 160,849 82,278 56,482
Backlog
Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008Footnote 2 512,996 400,005 334,881 302,365 9,159 2,820
All Other Permanent Resident ApplicationsFootnote 3 391,337 443,377 488,873 549,706 524,834 506,505
Backlog Subtotal 904,333 843,382 823,754 852,071 533,993 509,325
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 1,015,853 972,151 996,804 1,012,920 616,271 565,807

Source: dwsweb; Development/CAIPS/imm_caips_e_c50; FOSS, GCMS, CPC, and NCMS download of October 8, 2013

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent residents

Permanent residents by category 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Q3 Total Q3 Total Q3 Total Q3 Total Q3 Total Q3 YTD
Family class 16,859 65,583 17,518 65,207 15,847 60,224 14,482 56,450 14,308 65,010 18,151 63,164
Economic immigrants 46,504 149,069 48,077 153,491 59,770 186,915 48,113 156,117 45,008 160,821 39,225 114,009
Refugees 5,373 21,859 7,372 22,850 6,612 24,697 7,253 27,873 5,670 23,098 6,164 16,516
Other immigrants 2,574 10,733 2,421 10,623 2,063 8,845 2,033 8,305 1,943 8,960 1,749 5,488
Category not stated 0 2 0 1 3 7 0 3 0 5 0 0
Total – Permanent residents 71,310 247,245 75,388 252,172 84,295 280,688 71,881 248,748 66,929 257,894 65,289 199,177

Source: CIC, Research DataMart, 4th Quarter 2013

Canada – EntriesFootnote * of Temporary Foreign Worker Work Permit Holders by Yearly Sub-status, 2008-2013Footnote ***

Yearly sub-status 2008 Q3 2008 Total 2009 Q3 2009 Total 2010 Q3 2010 Total 2011 Q3 2011 Total 2012 Q3 2012 Total 2013 Q3 2013 Total
High-skilled workers subtotalFootnote 4 9,522 35,182 7,063 29,101 6,911 25,338 6,936 24,501 7,769 28,297 6,914 22,667
Live-in caregiver program 3,326 11,848 2,051 8,740 1,965 7,521 1,335 5,878 1,834 6,242 1,321 3,745
Seasonal agricultural worker program 6,184 24,188 5,475 23,386 5,624 23,933 6,215 24,693 5,531 25,710 6,738 27,487
Low Skill Pilot Program 6,419 25,660 3,792 19,011 3,049 14,122 3,798 14,972 4,936 20,341 5,797 19,512
Other low-skilled workers with LMOFootnote 5 1 4 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0
Low-skilled workers subtotal 15,930 61,700 11,318 51,138 10,638 45,579 11,349 45,545 12,301 52,294 13,856 50,744
Other subtotalFootnote 6 125 349 53 225 72 222 99 345 98 373 145 336
Temporary Foreign Worker Program total 25,577 97,231 18,434 80,464 17,621 71,139 18,384 70,391 20,168 80,964 20,915 73,747

Canada – EntriesFootnote * of International Mobility Program Work Permit Holders by Yearly Sub-status, 2008-2013Footnote ***

Yearly sub-status 2008 Q3 2008 Total 2009 Q3 2009 Total 2010 Q3 2010 Total 2011 Q3 2011 Total 2012 Q3 2012 Total 2013 Q3 2013 Total
NAFTA 4,091 15,567 3,860 14,986 4,598 17,500 4,560 18,557 4,886 19,868 5,056 15,994
Other FTA 147 517 121 469 149 507 182 657 188 735 200 604
International agreements 856 2,681 778 2,312 432 1,313 349 972 279 841 264 633
Provincial agreements 0 0 89 359 419 1,571 625 2,519 1,277 4,353 1,634 5,389
GATS 140 602 82 370 87 358 80 326 73 282 75 230
Workers – International arrangements subtotal 5,234 19,367 4,930 18,496 5,685 21,249 5,796 23,031 6,703 26,079 7,229 22,850
Reciprocal employment 9,380 44,623 10,913 48,944 12,825 54,275 14,504 59,208 15,718 63,586 14,381 47,840
Employment benefit 3,041 10,850 2,822 10,074 3,822 13,405 4,060 14,514 4,253 15,453 4,068 12,475
Spouse / common law partner 3,205 9,856 2,852 9,249 3,018 9,130 3,464 10,776 3,646 12,253 4,629 11,848
Research and studies related 2,292 6,221 2,289 6,626 2,486 7,022 3,455 9,712 4,533 11,294 6,041 12,316
Other Canadian interestsFootnote 7 492 1,436 526 1,536 814 1,808 867 1,959 736 2,231 616 1,938
Workers – Canadian interests subtotal 18,410 72,986 19,402 76,429 22,965 85,640 26,350 96,169 28,886 104,817 29,735 86,417
Other work permit holders without LMO subtotalFootnote 8 187 1,149 272 1,344 187 1,025 177 875 434 1,522 242 1,256
International Mobility Program total 23,831 93,502 24,604 96,269 28,837 107,914 32,323 120,075 36,023 132,418 37,206 110,523

Canada - EntriesFootnote * of Temporary ResidentsFootnote ** by Yearly Sub-status, 2008-2013Footnote ***

Yearly sub-status 2008 Q3 2008 Total 2009 Q3 2009 Total 2010 Q3 2010 Total 2011 Q3 2011 Total 2012 Q3 2012 Total 2013 Q3 2013 Total
Temporary Foreign Worker Program 25,577 97,231 18,434 80,464 17,621 71,139 18,384 70,391 20,168 80,964 20,915 73,747
International Mobility Program 23,831 93,502 24,604 96,269 28,837 107,914 32,323 120,075 36,023 132,418 37,206 110,523
Foreign workers subtotal 49,408 190,733 43,038 176,733 46,458 179,053 50,707 190,466 56,191 213,382 58,121 184,270
International students subtotal 45,279 79,264 48,306 84,870 54,072 95,257 55,902 98,394 60,470 104,829 64,470 93,343
Humanitarian population subtotal 10,508 37,953 7,895 34,194 6,308 24,965 6,663 26,547 4,736 21,417 3,013 7,826
Temporary Residents total 105,195 307,950 99,239 295,797 106,838 299,275 113,272 315,407 121,397 339,628 125,604 285,439

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM Preliminary 2013 Data

Citizenship at a glance

Calendar year Year to date
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012
(Jan-Sep)
2013
(Jan-Sep)
GRANTS
Applications receivedFootnote 9 242,400 232,960 208,800 223,040 317,440 217,280 236,860
Ceremonies completed 1,974 1,658 1,740 1,935 1,657 1,346 1,182
New Canadian citizens 176,577 156,352 143,677 181,343 113,147 93,963 86,293
Inventory 222,594 259,709 290,854 280,233 367,372 365,059 378,240
PROOFS
Applications received 56,753 57,724 52,381 53,306 65,136 49,316 47,889
Total outcomes
Approved 41,500 75,173 69,716 66,390 46,016 33,427 42,093
Refused 56 242 627 417 1,523 435 1,219
Closed for other reasonsFootnote 10 204 291 202 177 171 132 91
Total
Inventory 53,918 43,362 24,475 12,845 20,376 15,954 18,037

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 3rd Quarter 2013

Visitor visas issued overseas – V-1 counterfoil only

  Calendar year Year to date
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 (Jan-Sept.) 2013 (Jan-Sept.) % Change
Visitors (V-1) 578,567 544,304 599,254 606,825 664,268 549,711 571,716 4%

Source: nim_caips_all_as of October 08, 2013

A “V-1” counterfoil is used for Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) for those that are visiting Canada from non-visa-exempt countries and coming to Canada as tourists or to visit family or friends. This data does not include TRVs issued to temporary foreign workers, foreign students, diplomats, etc. The table reflects the number of V-1 visas issued, not the number of actual visits.

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

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