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-Dec) 2013Footnote 1 (Jan-Dec)
PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 479,778 452,185 477,265 339,517 252,396 252,396 218,741
Network Outcomes
Positive 249,608 267,011 281,140 264,602 274,052 274,052 262,357
Negative 90,579 170,617 127,129 69,302 78,396 78,396 46,621
Withdrawn 27,874 50,952 41,009 21,893 18,576 18,576 18,768
Total Network Outcomes 368,061 488,580 449,278 355,797 371,024 371,024 327,746Footnote 1
Total Authorizations and Visas Issued 245,698 263,405 276,896 260,786 266,180 266,180 254,885Footnote 1
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 1,556,731 1,573,282 1,718,775 1,772,640 1,895,273 1,895,273 1,889,610
Network Outcomes
Positive 1,259,448 1,269,690 1,402,980 1,470,138 1,541,919 1,541,919 1,594,325
Negative 263,743 268,959 271,643 271,119 290,245 290,245 291,943
Withdrawn 23,316 51,613 33,944 41,720 15,218 15,218 26,830
Total Network Outcomes 1,546,507 1,590,262 1,708,567 1,782,977 1,847,382 1,847,382 1,913,098Footnote 1

Source: dwsweb;(5) Selection/all_imm_e from download as of January 7, 2014

Source: dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_temp_resdnt_foss_only_e from download of January 7, 2014; dwsweb;(11) OMC/nim_foss_vstr_foss_only_e from download as of January 7, 2014;

dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_workperm_e from download of January 7, 2014;dwsweb;(11) OMC/nim_foss_workperm_foss_only_e from download as of January 7, 2014;

dwsweb;(4) International Region/nim_caips_studperm_e from download of January 7, 2014;dwsweb;(ll) OMC/nim_foss_studperm_foss_only_e from download as of January 7, 2014;

dwsweb;(11) OMC/NCB_foss_only_e from download as of January 7, 2014 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 (Dec 31)
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 47,257
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 2,027
All Other Permanent Resident ApplicationsFootnote 3 391,337 443,377 488,873 549,706 524,834 495,604
Backlog Subtotal 904,333 843,382 823,754 852,071 533,993 497,631
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 1,015,853 972,151 996,804 1,012,920 616,271 544,888

Data Sources: dwsweb;Development/CAIPS/imm_caips_e_c50; FOSS, GCMS, CPC, and NCMS download of January 7, 2014

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent residents

Permanent residents by category 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total
Family class 17,236 65,583 16,187 65,207 14,660 60,224 15,096 56,450 18,569 65,010 16,422 79,586
Economic immigrants 28,153 149,068 31,621 153,491 35,053 186,915 32,488 156,117 35,764 160,821 34,028 148,037
Refugees 5,696 21,859 5,492 22,850 6,033 24,697 9,640 27,873 5,874 23,098 7,452 23,968
Other immigrants 2,458 10,733 3,051 10,623 1,808 8,845 2,382 8,305 2,127 8,960 1,540 7,028
Category not stated 0 2 0 1 1 7 1 3 0 5 0 0
Total – Permanent residents 53,543 247,245 56,351 252,172 57,555 280,688 59,607 248,748 62,334 257,894 59,442 258,619

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 Q4 2008 Total 2009 Q4 2009 Total 2010 Q4 2010 Total 2011 Q4 2011 Total 2012 Q4 2012 Total 2013 Q4 2013 Total
High-skilled workers subtotalFootnote 4 7,279 35,182 4,924 29,101 4,456 25,338 4,536 24,501 5,908 28,297 5,005 27,672
Live-in caregiver program 3,174 11,848 1,864 8,740 1,645 7,521 1,526 5,878 1,588 6,242 926 4,671
Seasonal agricultural worker program 108 24,188 44 23,386 31 23,933 59 24,693 91 25,710 79 27,566
Low Skill Pilot Program 6,111 25,660 2,342 19,011 2,093 14,122 2,492 14,972 3,783 20,341 3,902 23,414
Other low-skilled workers with LMOFootnote 5 2 4 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 0
Low-skilled workers subtotal 9,395 61,700 4,250 51,138 3,770 45,579 4,077 45,545 5,462 52,294 4,907 55,651
Other subtotalFootnote 6 57 349 42 225 58 222 57 345 57 373 81 417
Temporary Foreign Worker Program total 16,731 97,231 9,216 80,464 8,284 71,139 8,670 70,391 11,427 80,964 9,993 83,740

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

Yearly sub-status 2008 Q4 2008 Total 2009 Q4 2009 Total 2010 Q4 2010 Total 2011 Q4 2011 Total 2012 Q4 2012 Total 2013 Q4 2013 Total
NAFTA 3,192 15,567 3,132 14,986 3,688 17,500 3,900 18,557 3,927 19,868 3,812 19,806
Other FTA 103 517 99 469 97 507 142 657 152 735 173 777
International agreements 544 2,681 294 2,312 251 1,313 161 972 174 841 143 776
Provincial agreements 0 0 211 359 346 1,571 608 2,519 922 4,353 1,040 6,429
GATS 97 602 64 370 67 358 66 326 62 282 55 285
Workers – International arrangements subtotal 3,936 19,367 3,800 18,496 4,449 21,249 4,877 23,031 5,237 26,079 5,223 28,073
Reciprocal employment 11,500 44,623 13,288 48,944 12,850 54,275 12,919 59,208 13,079 63,586 11,099 58,939
Employment benefit 2,043 10,850 2,035 10,074 2,594 13,405 3,173 14,514 3,096 15,453 3,255 15,730
Spouse / common law partner 2,150 9,856 1,702 9,249 1,963 9,130 2,534 10,776 2,700 12,253 3,403 15,251
Research and studies related 1,228 6,221 1,432 6,626 1,510 7,022 1,876 9,712 2,041 11,294 3,475 15,791
Other Canadian interestsFootnote 7 145 1,436 144 1,536 128 1,808 182 1,959 198 2,231 207 2,145
Workers – Canadian interests subtotal 17,066 72,986 18,601 76,429 19,045 85,640 20,684 96,169 21,114 104,817 21,439 107,856
Other work permit holders without LMO subtotalFootnote 8 155 1,149 184 1,344 148 1,025 152 875 314 1,522 348 1,604
International Mobility Program total 21,157 93,502 22,585 96,269 23,642 107,914 25,713 120,075 26,665 132,418 27,010 137,533

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

Yearly sub-status 2008 Q4 2008 Total 2009 Q4 2009 Total 2010 Q4 2010 Total 2011 Q4 2011 Total 2012 Q4 2012 Total 2013 Q4 2013 Total
Temporary Foreign Worker Program 16,731 97,231 9,216 80,464 8,284 71,139 8,670 70,391 11,427 80,964 9,993 83,740
International Mobility Program 21,157 93,502 22,585 96,269 23,642 107,914 25,713 120,075 26,665 132,418 27,010 137,533
Foreign workers subtotal 37,888 190,733 31,801 176,733 31,926 179,053 34,383 190,466 38,092 213,382 37,003 221,273
International students subtotal 11,042 79,264 12,214 84,870 13,204 95,257 15,576 98,394 16,132 104,829 18,498 111,841
Humanitarian population subtotal 9,961 37,953 7,059 34,194 6,256 24,965 7,784 26,547 5,475 21,417 3,166 10,992
Temporary Residents total 58,891 307,950 51,074 295,797 51,386 299,275 57,743 315,407 59,699 339,628 58,667 344,106

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM Preliminary 2013 Data

Citizenship at a glance

  Calendar year Year to date
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 (Jan-Dec) 2013 (Jan-Dec)Footnote 9
GRANTS
Applications receivedFootnote 10 242,400 232,960 208,800 223,040 317,440 317,440 333,860
Ceremonies completed 2,011 1,957 1,723 2,204 1,514 1,514 1,623
New Canadian citizens 176,581 156,356 143,680 181,421 113,148 113,148 128,996
Inventory 222,594 259,709 290,854 280,233 367,372 378,240 396,227
PROOFS
Applications received 64,435 68,290 60,996 56,752 57,095 57,095 51,826
Total outcomes
Approved 41,506 75,188 69,730 66,404 46,011 46,011 53,644
Refused 56 242 627 417 1,523 1,524 1,273
Closed for other reasonsFootnote 11 204 291 202 178 171 172 134
Total
Inventory 53,918 43,362 24,475 12,845 20,376 18,037 16,045

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 4th Quarter 2013

Visitor visas issued overseas – V-1 counterfoil only

  Calendar year Year to date
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 (Jan-Dec) 2013 (Jan-Dec) % Change
Visitors (V-1) 578,567 544,304 599,254 606,802 664,213 664,213 687,697 4%

Source: nim_caips_all_as of January 7, 2014

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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