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
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Jun) 2014 (Jan-Jun)
PERMANENT RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 452,264 480,083 345,943 256,413 254,300 129,591 128,501
Network Outcomes
Positive  266,990 281,111 264,586 273,970 260,561 138,156 157,202
Negative  170,634 127,138 69,279 78,510 47,895 26,204 25,076
Withdrawn 50,949 41,002 21,859 18,026 16,305 9,001 5,708
Total Network Outcomes 488,573 449,251 355,724 370,506 324,761 173,361 187,986
Total Authorizations and Visas Issued 263,402 276,894 260,777 266,112 255,492 133,769 148,460
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE (PERSONS)
Applications Received 1,598,021 1,776,250 1,795,799 1,905,955 1,917,919 1,053,328 1,187,908
Network Outcomes
Positive  1,408,042 1,537,573 1,618,112 1,706,446 1,762,145 901,671 1,015,943
Negative  267,910 271,085 270,460 290,202 292,864 133,486 177,522
Withdrawn 52,859 35,278 42,629 15,948 27,247 10,516 10,865
Total Network Outcomes 1,728,811 1,843,936 1,931,201 2,012,596 2,082,256 1,045,673 1,204,330

Source: CIC(EDW) as of October 8, 2014

CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

As of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)
Volumes (in persons) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (July 2)
Working Inventory
Federal Skilled Worker applications received on or after the priority processing date of February 27, 2008Footnote 1 128,769 173,050 160,849 82,278 47,257 30,204
Backlog
Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008Footnote 1 400,005 334,881 302,365 9,159 2,027 758
All Other Permanent Resident ApplicationsFootnote 2 443,377 488,873 549,706 524,834 495,604 375,427
Backlog Subtotal 843,382 823,754 852,071 533,993 497,631 376,185
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 972,151 996,804 1,012,920 616,271 544,888 406,389

Data Sources: PMU_inventory tables_ FOSS, GCMS, CPC, and NCMS download of October July 2, 2014

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada – Permanent and temporary residents

Permanent residents by category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
Family class 16,841 65,206 16,191 60,224 14,820 56,451 17,808 65,010 25,164 79,700 19,185 35,377
Economic immigrants 44,102 153,491 55,090 186,915 44,320 156,119 46,108 160,825 42,309 148,189 50,807 91,863
Refugees 5,928 22,850 6,763 24,697 6,481 27,873 6,506 23,099 6,127 24,088 6,972 12,763
Other immigrants 2,778 10,623 2,749 8,845 2,072 8,303 2,622 8,960 2,039 7,045 1,168 2,582
Category not stated 0 1 2 7 0 3 0 5 0 0 4 4
Total – Permanent Residents 69,649 252,171 80,795 280,688 67,693 248,749 73,044 257,899 75,639 259,022 78,136 142,589
Temporary residents by yearly status 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
International Mobility Program Total 26,460 96,266 30,203 107,908 33,640 120,057 38,330 132,382 40,270 137,527 37,605 68,504
Temporary Foreign Worker Program Total 30,742 80,463 26,545 71,136 26,429 70,388 30,787 80,963 31,712 83,754 29,544 49,230
Foreign workers Total 57,202 176,729 56,748 179,044 60,069 190,445 69,117 213,345 71,982 221,281 67,149 117,734
International students Total 10,059 84,868 12,367 95,255 11,014 98,395 12,120 104,829 13,051 111,840 14,356 30,636
Humanitarian population Total 9,690 34,196 5,517 24,972 5,830 26,562 5,367 21,448 2,523 11,034 2,891 5,961
Total Entries - Temporary Residents 76,951 295,793 74,632 299,271 76,913 315,402 86,604 339,622 87,556 344,155 84,396 154,331

Source: CIC, Research DataMart, 2nd Quarter 2014

Canada – EntriesFootnote 3 of Temporary Foreign Worker Work Permit Holders by Yearly Sub-status, 2009-Q2 2014Footnote 4

Yearly sub-status 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
High-skilled workersFootnote 5 9,653 29,100 7,626 25,336 7,370 24,499 8,385 28,302 8,084 27,681 5,794 11,056
Live-in caregiver program 2,270 8,740 2,121 7,520 1,499 5,877 1,531 6,240 1,171 4,672 1,517 2,948
Seasonal agricultural worker program 11,384 23,386 11,307 23,936 11,193 24,727 12,413 25,771 13,332 27,742 14,351 22,431
Low Skill Pilot Program 7,360 19,011 5,437 14,119 6,251 14,938 8,347 20,281 9,028 23,248 7,777 12,574
Other low-skilled workers with LMOFootnote 6 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Low-skilled workers subtotal 21,015 51,138 18,867 45,578 18,944 45,544 22,292 52,293 23,531 55,662 23,645 37,953
OtherFootnote 7 74 225 52 222 115 345 110 368 97 411 105 221
Temporary Foreign Worker Program total 30,742 80,463 26,545 71,136 26,429 70,388 30,787 80,963 31,712 83,754 29,544 49,230

Canada – EntriesFootnote 3 of International Mobility Program Work Permit Holders by Yearly Sub-Status, 2009-Q2 2014Footnote 4

Yearly sub-status 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 Total Q2 YTD
NAFTA 3,773 14,986 4,614 17,502 4,784 18,562 5,501 19,873 5,277 19,840 4,988 10,359
Other FTA 103 469 126 505 164 652 202 729 217 756 176 365
International agreements 576 2,312 290 1,313 189 972 223 841 195 777 202 353
Provincial agreements 21 359 442 1,571 612 2,519 1,132 4,354 2,119 6,434 1,340 2,907
GATS 102 370 108 358 80 326 61 282 71 286 69 158
Workers – International arrangements subtotal 4,575 18,496 5,580 21,249 5,829 23,031 7,119 26,079 7,879 28,093 6,775 14,142
Reciprocal employment 14,674 48,944 16,571 54,276 18,123 59,209 20,090 63,584 20,178 58,962 16,861 27,664
Employment benefit 2,673 10,074 3,557 13,405 3,882 14,514 4,367 15,455 4,205 15,737 4,827 9,012
Spouse / common law partner 2,238 9,249 2,125 9,129 2,415 10,774 2,983 12,253 3,483 15,249 3,465 7,259
Research and studies related 1,275 6,626 1,456 7,024 2,453 9,712 2,482 11,295 3,098 15,772 3,980 7,861
Other Canadian interestsFootnote 8 676 1,536 684 1,808 742 1,959 998 2,231 1,061 2,147 1,454 1,709
Workers – Canadian interests subtotal 21,536 76,429 24,393 85,642 27,615 96,168 30,920 104,818 32,025 107,867 30,587 53,505
Other work permit holders without LMO subtotalFootnote 9 349 1,341 230 1,017 196 858 291 1,485 366 1,567 243 857
International Mobility Program total 26,460 96,266 30,203 107,908 33,640 120,057 38,330 132,382 40,270 137,527 37,605 68,504

Source: CIC, Research DataMart, 2nd Quarter 2014

Citizenship at a glance

  Calendar year Year to dateFootnote 12
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Jun) 2014 (Jan-Jun)
GRANTS
Applications receivedFootnote 10 211,133 196,676 194,105 193,570 133,173 53,883 81,611
Ceremonies completed 1,957 1,723 2,204 1,514 1,618 714 1,471
New Canadian citizens 156,360 143,681 181,423 113,151 129,027 59,755 126,033
Inventory 259,709 290,854 280,233 367,372 396,227 301,758 294,762
PROOFS
Applications receivedFootnote 10 68,290 60,997 56,757 57,111 52,688 27,094 21,583
Total outcomes
Approved 75,173 69,715 66,389 45,996 53,641 30,665 29,969
Refused 242 627 417 1,524 1,274 1,154 224
Closed for other reasonsFootnote 11 291 202 177 172 135 67 88
Total
Inventory 43,362 24,475 12,845 20,376 16,045 9,307 13,116

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 1st Quarter 2014

Visitor Visas (V-1 Counterfoil Only) Issued Overseas (in Persons), 2009 - 2014 Q2

  Calendar year Year to date
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Jun) 2014 (Jan-Jun) % Change
Visitors (V-1) 540,186 598,105 606,769 662,841 660,865 356,290 445,293 25%

Source: CIC(EDW) of October 8, 2014

Source: NIM CAIPS Visitors (ENG) Series 7 as of October 8, 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 includeTRVs 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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