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:

CIC Operational Network at a Glance

  Calendar Year Year-to-date
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Dec) 2014 (Jan-Dec)
Permanent Residence (persons)
Applications Received 451,924 479,130 345,020 255,678 254,246 254,246 299,635
Network Outcomes
Positive 266,990 281,111 264,578 273,985 260,447 260,447 261,355
Negative 79,237 73,258 52,245 55,375 43,892 43,892 39,712
Ineligible (C50 Ministerial Instructions) 91,397 53,881 17,010 23,062 3,586 3,586 4,121
Withdrawn 50,949 41,002 21,860 18,026 16,300 16,300 9,201
Terminated 0 0 0 277,438 0 0 67,587
Total Network Outcomes 488,573 449,252 355,693 647,886 324,225 324,225 381,976
Total Authorizations and Visas Issued 263,402 276,894 260,772 266,112 255,440 255,440 256,183
Temporary Residence (persons)
Applications Received 1,598,020 1,775,697 1,791,389 1,891,880 1,883,494 1,883,494 2,117,507
Network Outcomes
Positive 1,269,739 1,404,106 1,474,101 1,547,943 1,594,216 1,594,216 1,730,450
Negative 267,825 270,919 270,161 289,613 291,952 291,952 364,334
Withdrawn 52,859 35,278 42,629 15,918 27,225 27,225 21,321
Total Network Outcomes 1,590,423 1,710,303 1,786,891 1,853,474 1,913,393 1,913,393 2,116,105

Source: CIC (EDW) as of January 20, 2015

CIC Permanent Resident Applicants Awaiting a Decision

Volumes (in persons) - as of December 31 (unless otherwise indicated)
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 (Jan 5, 2015)
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 46,398
Backlog
Federal Skilled Worker applications received before the priority processing date of February 27, 2008Footnote 1 400,005 334,881 302,365 9,159 2,027 325
All Other Permanent Resident ApplicationsFootnote 2 443,377 488,873 549,706 524,834 495,604 372,512
Backlog Subtotal 843,382 823,754 852,071 533,993 497,631 372,837
Total Applicants Awaiting a Decision 972,151 996,804 1,012,920 616,271 544,888 419,235

Data Sources: PMU_inventory tables_ FOSS, GCMS, CPC, and NCMS download of January 5, 2014

Application Processing Times

Information on immigration and citizenship applications.

Canada - Permanent and temporary residents, Q4 2009 to Q4 2014Footnote 3

Permanent residents by category

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total Q4 Total
Family class 16,188 65,208 14,660 60,224 15,098 56,455 18,570 65,012 18,872 81,846 14,861 66,666
Economic immigrants 31,621 153,489 35,054 186,917 32,487 156,117 35,737 160,792 34,164 148,153 30,479 165,046
Refugees 5,492 22,849 6,033 24,697 9,640 27,873 5,873 23,079 7,401 23,831 4,782 23,277
Other immigrants 3,050 10,623 1,807 8,843 2,382 8,301 2,163 9,015 1,351 5,190 1,851 5,337
Category not stated 0 1 1 7 1 3 0 5 0 0 1 1
Total - Permanent residents 56,351 252,170 57,555 280,688 59,608 248,749 62,343 257,903 59,788 259,020 51,974 260,327

Temporary residents by program

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Temporary Foreign Worker Program 19,640 110,746 19,901 105,647 24,294 111,832 23,163 116,784 19,394 117,997 11,268 95,082
International Mobility Program 30,238 121,723 32,910 138,500 43,860 160,641 39,528 174,749 45,504 195,080 42,082 197,906
Work Permit Holders for Work Purposes - Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 49,844 231,636 52,760 242,882 68,076 270,866 62,635 289,905 64,811 311,047 53,318 291,627
Work Permit Holders for H&C Purposes 11,247 47,989 8,418 41,328 13,466 41,549 5,549 29,251 3,399 16,226 3,670 16,284
International students 31,299 147,949 30,423 155,194 41,819 167,501 33,863 177,209 40,004 194,047 37,756 211,949
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 91,801 420,543 91,225 433,237 122,396 472,404 101,496 487,658 107,904 513,001 94,593 512,151

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM, February 31, 2015 - Permanent residents; Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM, April 14, 2015 - Temporary residents

Note: The table on temporary residents has been revised to reflect the June 20, 2014 changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The reporting methodology has also been revised to count Temporary Residents (TR) based on the type of permit held by a TR (effective from the date that the permit was signed). As a result of the changes above, the reports for each permit holder type have been separated by permit type in order to enhance clarity.

For further information, please refer to the Facts and figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Temporary residents overview, and the glossary of terms and concepts.

Canada - Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program and year in which permit(s) became effective, Q4 2009 to Q4 2014Footnote 3

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Live-in caregivers 5,409 20,051 4,299 17,117 5,212 16,670 3,127 12,672 2,763 11,079 2,723 11,964
Agricultural workers 1,185 30,932 1,378 31,731 1,637 33,657 1,604 35,098 1,692 37,595 1,619 39,548
Other Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders 13,046 59,898 14,234 56,896 17,451 61,686 18,435 69,212 14,947 69,554 6,929 43,707
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 19,640 110,746 19,901 105,647 24,294 111,832 23,163 116,784 19,134 117,997 11,268 95,082

Other Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders
(Under Canada - Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program and year in which permit(s) became effective, Q4 2009 to Q4 2014)

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Other higher-skilled 9,563 41,568 9,912 40,550 11,606 41,926 12,722 46,804 9,586 44,740 4,736 26,650
Other lower-skilled 3,435 18,283 4,269 16,419 5,787 19,976 5,635 22,753 5,282 25,483 2,111 16,881
Other occupationsFootnote 5 77 367 90 349 114 558 104 516 117 536 85 368
Other Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders 13,046 59,898 14,234 56,896 17,451 61,686 18,435 69,212 14,947 69,554 6,929 43,707

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM, April 14, 2015

Note: The table on temporary residents has been revised to reflect the June 20, 2014 changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The reporting methodology has also been revised to count Temporary Residents (TR) based on the type of permit held by a TR (effective from the date that the permit was signed). As a result of the changes above, the reports for each permit holder type have been separated by permit type in order to enhance clarity.

For further information, please refer to the Facts and figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Temporary residents overview, and the glossary of terms and concepts.

Canada - International Mobility Program work permit holders by program and sign date, Q4 2009 to Q4 2014Footnote 3

International Mobility Program work permit holders

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Agreements 5,563 22,226 6,867 27,342 8,926 31,693 8,119 33,450 7,771 35,204 7,511 32,478
Canadian Interests 24,626 99,476 26,014 111,143 34,879 129,029 31,341 141,303 37,650 160,114 34,179 165,240
Other International Mobility Program work permit holdersFootnote 6 67 287 65 347 87 323 101 424 106 427 412 743
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 30,238 121,723 32,910 138,500 43,860 160,641 39,528 174,749 45,504 195,080 42,082 197,906

Agreements

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Canada-International 4,122 16,646 4,637 19,272 5,151 20,316 4,961 21,654 4,978 21,742 4,862 21,130
Provincial / Territorial – International 37 62 85 337 115 485 114 520 127 563 119 613
Canada – Provincial / Territorial 1,126 1,580 1,968 6,859 3,548 10,374 2,979 10,993 2,617 12,733 2,496 10,584
Other Agreements 281 4,027 179 912 118 574 67 325 50 215 37 193
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 5,563 22,226 6,867 27,342 8,926 31,693 8,119 33,450 7,771 35,204 7,511 32,478

Canadian Interests

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Significant benefit 2,876 12,671 3,604 16,065 5,729 18,822 5,180 20,502 8,827 30,490 7,278 34,434
Reciprocal Employment 13,707 49,151 12,935 54,103 13,273 59,058 12,903 63,003 11,934 60,633 12,419 57,617
Research and Canadian Competitiveness 7,791 35,851 9,280 38,961 15,523 48,929 12,979 55,491 16,582 67,192 14,222 71,019
Charitable or religious work 263 1,938 204 2,188 362 2,405 294 2,613 337 2,586 278 2,865
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 24,626 99,476 26,014 111,143 34,879 129,029 31,341 141,303 37,650 160,114 34,179 165,240

Canada-International Agreements

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Non-Trade 45 64 98 382 92 461 135 536 126 616 165 744
NAFTA 3,872 15,644 4,333 17,949 4,802 18,826 4,615 20,163 4,611 20,149 4,507 19,491
Other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) 123 550 139 602 183 726 150 696 178 717 135 627
GATS Professional 82 399 67 351 76 323 64 282 65 289 55 292
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 4,122 16,646 4,637 19,272 5,151 20,316 4,961 21,654 4,978 21,742 4,862 21,130

NAFTA
(Under Canada-International Agreements)

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Intra-company transferee 1,073 4,501 1,329 5,657 1,474 6,046 1,408 6,274 1,448 6,413 1,239 5,939
NAFTA - Other 2,801 11,214 3,007 12,374 3,332 12,879 3,211 14,010 3,173 13,857 3,273 13,672
Total NAFTA 3,872 15,644 4,333 17,949 4,802 18,826 4,615 20,163 4,611 20,149 4,507 19,491

Other Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
(Under Canada-International Agreements)

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Intra-company transferee 58 276 83 312 85 327 62 300 99 345 46 276
Other FTA - Other 65 274 56 290 98 401 88 397 79 373 89 353
Total - Other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) 123 550 139 602 183 726 150 696 178 717 135 627

Significant benefit

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Significant benefit – generalFootnote 7 1,011 4,431 1,028 5,275 1,396 5,285 1,670 6,182 5,040 15,506 4,239 20,399
Entrepreneur / self-employed 56 593 65 576 79 578 58 627 64 623 87 722
Intra-company transfers 1,683 7,244 2,352 9,679 4,099 12,479 3,302 13,170 3,501 13,801 2,804 12,734
Emergency repairs 127 430 161 577 161 530 151 567 234 705 153 714
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 2,876 12,671 3,604 16,065 5,729 18,822 5,180 20,502 8,827 30,490 7,278 34,434

Reciprocal Employment

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
International Experience Canada (IEC) 12,826 45,007 12,005 49,083 12,100 54,252 11,878 58,035 10,788 55,320 11,326 52,211
Exchange Professors, Visiting Lecturers 372 1,766 414 1,958 456 1,976 454 2,144 539 2,293 468 2,332
Reciprocal Employment - Other 509 2,389 520 3,086 719 2,851 574 2,849 612 3,055 628 3,109
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 13,707 49,151 12,935 54,103 13,273 59,058 12,903 63,003 11,934 60,633 12,419 57,617

Research and Canadian Competitiveness

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons Q4 Total unique persons
Research, educational or training programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 181
Spouses of skilled workers 3,212 13,300 3,561 14,179 5,428 16,810 4,951 18,885 5,447 22,032 4,478 21,039
Spouses of students 814 3,049 835 3,179 1,120 3,363 796 3,242 1,346 4,396 1,490 5,647
Post-grad employment 2,706 15,035 3,732 16,895 7,358 22,205 5,947 26,769 8,202 33,789 6,840 37,253
Post-doctoral PhD fellows and award recipients 1,063 4,551 1,102 4,763 1,440 5,417 1,081 5,373 1,321 5,678 1,106 5,468
Medical residents and fellows 0 0 52 52 190 1302 210 1,398 276 1,547 244 1,675
Total uniqueFootnote 4 persons 7,791 35,851 9,280 38,961 15,523 48,929 12,979 55,491 16,582 67,192 14,222 71,019

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, RDM, April 14, 2015

Note: The table on temporary residents has been revised to reflect the June 20, 2014 changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The reporting methodology has also been revised to count Temporary Residents (TR) based on the type of permit held by a TR (effective from the date that the permit was signed). As a result of the changes above, the reports for each permit holder type have been separated by permit type in order to enhance clarity.

For further information, please refer to the Facts and figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Temporary residents overview, and the glossary of terms and concepts.

Citizenship at a glance

  Calendar Year Year-to-date
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Dec) 2014 (Jan-Dec)
Grants
Applications ReceivedFootnote 8 211,135 196,680 194,111 193,581 133,403 133,403 129,993
Ceremonies Completed 1,957 1,723 2,204 1,514 1,615 1,615 2,461
New Canadian Citizens 156,359 143,682 181,428 113,158 129,035 129,035 262,574
InventoryFootnote 9 259,709 290,854 280,233 367,372 396,227 396,227 273,708
Proofs
Applications ReceivedFootnote 8 68,291 60,997 56,758 57,124 52,745 52,745 48,339
Total Outcomes
Approved 75,173 69,714 66,389 45,996 53,632 53,632 56,915
Refused 242 626 417 1,526 1,275 1,275 470
Closed for other ReasonsFootnote 10 291 202 177 173 135 135 139
Total
Inventory 43,362 24,475 12,845 20,376 16,045 16,045 12,498

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 4th Quarter 2014

Infographic — New citizens welcomed (2009 – 2014) described below

Text version: Infographic — New citizens welcomed (2009 – 2014)

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143,682

181,428

113,158

129,035

262,574

Visitor Visas (V-1 Counterfoil Only) Issued Overseas (in Persons), 2009-2014 Q4

  Calendar Year Year-to-date
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013 (Jan-Dec) 2014 (Jan-Dec) % Change
Visitor Visas (V-1) 543,894 599,200 606,750 664,042 686,128 686,128 835,396 22%

Source: CIC(EDW) of April 21, 2015

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.

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