Facts & Figures 2014: Immigration Overview - Temporary Residents

Facts and Figures 2014: Immigration Overview Temporary Residents presents the annual intake of permit holders and refugee claimants from 1994 to 2014. The report also shows the total count of permit holders and refugee claimants with valid permit(s) in each calendar year and the total count of permit holders and refugee claimants as at December 31st of each year. The main body of the publication consists of a series of statistical tables and charts covering the ten-year period from 2005 to 2014. In Facts & Figures 2014 for Temporary Residents, numbers on International Mobility Program (IMP) Work Permit Holders for Work Purposes increased due to the moving of the Post-graduate Employment Work Permit Holders population from Work Permit Holders for Study Purposes to Work Permit Holders for Work Purposes under the International Mobility Program. As a result of this, the Facts & Figures 2014 reports reflect a corresponding decrease in the number of Work Permit Holders for Study Purposes. These changes have been applied retroactively. The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP potentially helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Facts & Figures 2013 had previously counted those who held Post-Graduation Work Permits as Work Permit Holders for Study Purposes. However, Work Permit Holders for Study Purposes is a category for individuals who are primarily students and who are also allowed to get a work permit (e.g., Co-op students) because it is integral to their course of studies. To get a PGWP, in contrast, an individual must have ceased to be a student – it is a requirement that the individual must have graduated from their program.

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Dataset Resources

Resource Name Format Language Link
TFWP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender, age XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender, age XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, age XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, age XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, skill level XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, skill level XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by destination XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by destination XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by destination XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by destination XLS French Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender XLS English Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender XLS French Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by gender XLS English Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by gender XLS French Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program XLS English Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program XLS French Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by program XLS English Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by program XLS French Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program, sign year XLS English Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program, sign year XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit by temporary program, sign year XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit by temporary program, sign year XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders by top 50 citizenship, sign year XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders by top 50 citizenship, sign year XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders by top 50 citizenship, sign year XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders by top 50 citizenship, sign year XLS French Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender and sign year XLS English Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender, sign year XLS French Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by destination, sign year XLS English Download
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by destination, sign year XLS French Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by destination and sign year XLS English Download
International Mobility Program work permit holders by destination and sign year XLS French Download
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by gender and age XLS English Download
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by gender and age XLS French Download
International students with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS English Download
International students with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship XLS French Download
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by destination XLS English Download
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by destination XLS French Download
International students by gender XLS English Download
International students by gender XLS French Download
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship XLS English Download
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship XLS French Download
International students by destination XLS English Download
International students by destination XLS French Download
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year XLS English Download
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year XLS French Download
International students by destination and sign year XLS English Download
International students by destination and sign year XLS French Download
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender XLS English Download
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender XLS French Download
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by program XLS English Download
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by program XLS French Download
Work permit holder for other purposes by gender and sign year XLS English Download
Work permit holder for other purposes by gender and sign year XLS French Download
Work permit holder for other purposes by program and sign year XLS English Download
Work permit holder for other purposes by program and sign year XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by temp. resident program, landing year XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by temp. resident program, landing year XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by temporary program, landing year XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by program, landing year XLS French Download
Work permit holders for other purposes who became PRs by program, landing year XLS English Download
Work permit holders for other purposes who became PRs by program, landing year XLS French Download
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by category, landing year XLS English Download
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by category, landing year XLS French Download
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by immigration category, landing year XLS English Download
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by immigration category, landing year XLS French Download
Refugee claimants by gender XLS English Download
Refugee claimants by gender XLS French Download
Refugee claimants by top 50 countries of citizenship XLS English Download
Refugee claimants by top 50 countries of citizenship XLS French Download
Overview DOC English Download
Overview DOC French Download

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Comments

  • dmi

    2016-04-28

    What number of female unskilled and uneducated workers were given PR status via their visa and how many stayed via sponsorship by a spouse/common law partner who was a Canadian? Do you have the breakdown by age of parties, countries of origin, types of visa that the temporary worker first came here on and the date of the alleged relationship? Are the women working in SPAs selling sexual services on Visas? (this can be viewed on Craigslist and Backpacks. What happens if they are caught selling sex on a visa? We do not give Visas for prostitutes. Are they deported?

  • open-ouvert

    2016-04-28

    Thanks for your questions. I have forwarded them to the data holder for their information and action. Karin - open-ouvert team

  • Monica Verea

    2016-06-06

    I am updating an article about Migration Policy. What I do not understand is what is the difference between a temporary worker that has a valid permit and the chart that says work permit holders which is substantially greater. That is to say between 1.4. International Mobility Program work permit holders with a valid permit on December 31st by program, 2005 to 2014 and 2.4. International Mobility Program work permit holders by program, 2005 to 2014. Please write to me to [removed email - the Open Government team].

  • Charles Lee

    2016-06-20

    Is there a way to distinguish international students according to their level of study? (Secondary, Post-Secondary, Graduate, Phd)

  • open-ouvert

    2016-06-24

    Hi Charles, The following response has been posted on behalf the data owner: "IRCC will consider including study level information for international students in the 2015 Facts & Figures update. If you have further questions, please contact us at Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca IRCC examinera la possibilité d’inclure de l’information sur les niveaux d’études à l’intention des étudiants étrangers lors de la mise à jour de la publication Faits et chiffres 2015. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’adresse suivante : Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca". Thank you, Tasha, the Open Government Team

  • Tanja

    2016-08-26

    Could you please let me know if further distinction will be made noting how many of international students are Language Learners, not University or Pathway Students? Thank you!

  • Student

    2016-09-07

    Hi, I'm wondering about the difference between International Students by sign year and International Students by valid permit. For example, for 2012 there were a 45,243 students from China (by sign year); in 2012 there were 81,430 students from China (with a valid permit). That's a difference of 36,187. Are the actual numbers of students physically in Canada to study illustrated by the valid permit category? is the sign year category simply indicating permission to study in Canada? What does the 36,187 difference indicate? Thanks

  • open-ouvert

    2016-09-09

    Hello, Thank you for your questions. I have sent them over to the data owner for clarification. Once a response is received, it will be posted here. -Tasha, the Open Government Team

  • open-ouvert

    2016-09-19

    Hello, The following responses have been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your comment. Please see the definitions for Permit Holder at Year End and Sign Date. Permit holders at year end: Permit holders who hold a valid permit as of the last day of each year whether it started in a previous year or not. Since an individual can obtain a new permit before their existing one expires, only the most recently signed permit of each type (e.g., work permit, study permit, or temporary resident permit) that is valid on December 31st of each year is counted. Sign date: The date the permit was signed by an authorized signing agent/officer of Citizenship & Immigration Canada. It is the date that an issued permit becomes effective. 45,243 students from China by Sign Year are student permits that became effective in 2012. 81,430 account for the total number of students from China who hold a valid permit on December 31st". Thanks and hope this helps, Tasha, the Open Government Team

  • Alex

    2016-09-18

    Dear Sirs, You provide 2014 statistics for TOP 50 countries "International students by top 50 countries of citizenship". Maybe you can provide student numbers for the following countries which are not on the list of TOP 50: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Alex

  • open-ouvert

    2016-09-19

    Hi Alex, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your suggestion. We will consider including the date of posting for the individual datasets in future updates. If you have further questions, please contact us at Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca" Tasha, the Open Government Team