Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Temporary Residents

Facts and Figures 2015: Immigration Overview Temporary Residents presents the annual intake of permit holders and refugee claimants from 1994 to 2015.
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 2006 to 2015.
In Facts & Figures 2015 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 2015 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.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
TFWP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender, age Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender, age Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders with valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, age Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, age Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by program Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, skill level Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by gender, skill level Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by destination Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec 31 by destination Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by destination Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by destination Dataset XLS French Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender Dataset XLS English Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender Dataset XLS French Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by gender Dataset XLS English Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by gender Dataset XLS French Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program Dataset XLS English Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program Dataset XLS French Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by program Dataset XLS English Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by program Dataset XLS French Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program, sign year Dataset XLS English Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit by temporary program, sign year Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders with a valid permit by temporary program, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders by top 20 citizenship, sign year Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders by top 20 citizenship, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders by top 20 citizenship, sign year Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders by top 20 citizenship, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by destination, sign year Dataset XLS English Access
Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by destination, sign year Dataset XLS French Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by destination and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
International Mobility Program work permit holders by destination and sign year Dataset XLS French Access
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by gender and age Dataset XLS English Access
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by gender and age Dataset XLS French Access
International students with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
International students with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by destination Dataset XLS English Access
International students with a valid permit on December 31st by destination Dataset XLS French Access
International students by gender Dataset XLS English Access
International students by gender Dataset XLS French Access
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
International students by destination Dataset XLS English Access
International students by destination Dataset XLS French Access
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year Dataset XLS French Access
International students by destination and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
International students by destination and sign year Dataset XLS French Access
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender Dataset XLS English Access
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by gender Dataset XLS French Access
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by program Dataset XLS English Access
Work permit holder for other purposes with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by program Dataset XLS French Access
Work permit holder for other purposes by gender and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
Work permit holder for other purposes by gender and sign year Dataset XLS French Access
Work permit holder for other purposes by program and sign year Dataset XLS English Access
Work permit holder for other purposes by program and sign year Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by temporary resident program, landing year Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by temp. resident program, landing year Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by temporary program, landing year Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by program, landing year Dataset XLS French Access
Work permit holders for other purposes who became PRs by program, landing year Dataset XLS English Access
Work permit holders for other purposes who became PRs by program, landing year Dataset XLS French Access
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by category, landing year Dataset XLS English Access
TFWP work permit holders who became PRs by category, landing year Dataset XLS French Access
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by immigration category, landing year Dataset XLS English Access
IMP work permit holders who became PRs by immigration category, landing year Dataset XLS French Access
Refugee claimants by gender Dataset XLS English Access
Refugee claimants by gender Dataset XLS French Access
Refugee claimants by top 50 countries of citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
Refugee claimants by top 50 countries of citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
Overview Guide DOC English Access
Overview Guide DOC French Access

Comments

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?

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

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].

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Hi there, 1. when will the Facts and Figures 2015 be released? 2. what is the difference between international students by destination and international students with valid permit on December 31 by destination? Thanks!

Hello, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your comment. The updated tables with Facts & Figures 2015 will be available later this year. A) Intended destination is defined as destination specified on the permit. B) Permit holders who hold a valid permit on December 31 refers to permit holders who hold a valid permit as of the last day of each year, whether it started in a previous year or not. An individual can obtain a new permit before their existing one expires. Therefore, only the most recently signed permit of each type (e.g., work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit) that is valid on December 31st of each year is counted. If you have further questions, please contact us at Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca. " -Tasha, the Open Government Team

Is it possible to disect the figures further to show just the number of Chinese students to the various destinations?

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

Can you please advise how many temporary foreign workers had their work permit renewed to stay and work in Canada by year? The time frame that would be of interest for me would be 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (if available).

Hi LL, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your comment. We produce broad data that is helpful for the analysis of Temporary Foreign Worker Program and valid work permit. Please send your data request to us directly at Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca for evaluation." -Claudie, the Open Government Team

Is it correct to add up total numbers for IMP, International students and TFWP numbers to get the total for temporary residents..? Thanks.

How many Temporary Resident Visas are issued per year to applicants who come alone (to work or study) vs TRVs issued to spouses and other dependents of those principal applicants. Is there a way to find such data? Questions: 1 - Are the majority of applicants bringing their partners to Canada (who are usually issued extra TRVs?) or are they coming on their own? Do we keep track of that ratio? 2 - Is it often the case that a student applies to a Study Permit and the partner/spouse gets an Open Work permit? How common is that scenario? Are we keeping track of those as well? 3 - Do principal applicants who come with their partner/spouses usually bring other dependents (children, etc)? How about PRs? I would appreciate directions in finding such information. Thank you.

Thank you for your question. Note these are the relevant tables currently available on the Open Data Portal. -Visitors Visas: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/c17c23b2-7349-41f6-bd6a-b3ce84f5b045. -International Students: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/b813dcb6-cc08-4e06-97d4-85b7e4daa822 -Temporary Foreign Workers: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/67fd1fae-4950-4018-a491-62e60cbd6974 -Permanent Resident Admissions: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695 For the specific breakdowns, as per your request, please send your data request to Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.

Hi, where can I find data on annual arrival of international students by province and Territories? Also on international student population by province and territories.

Ather, I'm not sure if this will be helpful, but have a look here: http://www.international.gc.ca/education/report-rapport/impact-2016/toc-tdm.aspx?lang=eng. Karin - the open-ouvert team

Hungary is the second country by number of refugee claimants?? Why do we still not require visas from Hungarians?

Vitalii, You have reached the comment system for the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with policies. Given that your comment deals with a matter of Government policy making, you may wish to contact your local Member of Parliament with your concerns. Best wishes, Karin the open-ouvert team

Hi, whats the difference between International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year. what does sign year mean?

Hi Dave, thank you for your comment. Your question has been forwarded to the data owner and an update will be posted here once we receive it. Momin, Open Government team.