Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates People who have been granted permanent resident status in Canada. Please note that in these datasets, the figures have been suppressed or rounded to prevent the identification of individuals when the datasets are compiled and compared with other publicly available statistics. Values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--“ and all other values are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5. This may result to the sum of the figures not equating to the totals indicated. 2017-02-28 2017-09-06 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca PersonsSociety and CultureIRCCCICimmigrationImmigrationCitizenship and Immigration CanadaImmigration Refugees and Citizenship Canadapermanent residentsPermanent ResidentsPRimmigrantsImmigrantslandingsprovinceterritoryProvinceTerritorycountry of citizenshipcensus metropolitan areaCMAage group Canada - Admissions of permanent resident by province/territory of intended destination and immigration categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0001_E.xls Canada - Admissions of permanent resident by province/territory of intended destination and immigration categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0001_F.xls Canada – Admissions of Permanent Residents by Country of CitizenshipXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0002_E.xls Canada – Admissions of Permanent Residents by Country of CitizenshipXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0002_F.xls Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended DestinationXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0003_E.xls Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended DestinationXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0003_F.xls Canada - Adoptions (FC6-Inland: Child to be Adopted and FC9-Child Adopted by a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident) via Permanent Residency by Country of Birth and GenderXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0004_E.xls Canada - Adoptions (FC6-Inland: Child to be Adopted and FC9-Child Adopted by a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident) via Permanent Residency by Country of Birth and GenderXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0004_F.xls Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Intended Destination and by Intended Occupation (4-Digit NOC 2011)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0005_E.xls Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Intended Destination and by Intended Occupation (4-Digit NOC 2011)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0005_F.xls

Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates

People who have been granted permanent resident status in Canada.

Please note that in these datasets, the figures have been suppressed or rounded to prevent the identification of individuals when the datasets are compiled and compared with other publicly available statistics. Values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--“ and all other values are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5. This may result to the sum of the figures not equating to the totals indicated.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Canada - Admissions of permanent resident by province/territory of intended destination and immigration category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada - Admissions of permanent resident by province/territory of intended destination and immigration category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Admissions of Permanent Residents by Country of Citizenship Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Admissions of Permanent Residents by Country of Citizenship Dataset XLS French Access
Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended Destination Dataset XLS English Access
Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended Destination Dataset XLS French Access
Canada - Adoptions (FC6-Inland: Child to be Adopted and FC9-Child Adopted by a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident) via Permanent Residency by Country of Birth and Gender Dataset XLS English Access
Canada - Adoptions (FC6-Inland: Child to be Adopted and FC9-Child Adopted by a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident) via Permanent Residency by Country of Birth and Gender Dataset XLS French Access
Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Intended Destination and by Intended Occupation (4-Digit NOC 2011) Dataset XLS English Access
Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Intended Destination and by Intended Occupation (4-Digit NOC 2011) Dataset XLS French Access

Comments (41)

hi please be noted that the spreadsheet for country of citizenship has not been updated.currently it is november now, but the spreadsheet shows figures till august. Kindly update the spreadsheet. thanks in advance

Hi, Is there a breakdown of applications by immigration category AND source country? E.g. I would like to determine what proportion of applications from Country X are via spousal sponsorship and Express entry.

hi, when will the september 2017 numbers be updated in the datasets?thanks

Please, since this is a monthly report, when will data from Sep and Oct be published? Tks,

Hi I still cannot open the tables on Excel. Blank window.

Hi again, It is still working for us. Are you using Microsoft Excel to open the file? If so, there might be an issue with your application. Please try the steps found on this website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/2994633/excel-how-to-troubleshoot-excel-opening-blank-when-you-double-click-a Let me know if this helps! Momin The Open Government team

I tried to open the admissions of permanent residents by country of birth in English, but nothing comes up except a blank Excel window. Can you fix this problem? Thank you.

Hi Francis, The excel file opens up without issue on our end. Please try again and let us know if the problem persists. Regards, Momin The Open Government team

Hi, I am looking for data for 2016 on NS – Permanent residents by source country. Where can I find this? thank you

Wonderful datasets!! I can see the last month is July 2017. When will you update the datasets with more current months? Thanks

the data set for Canada Permanent Resident admission by country of citizenship is not updated. kindly update with the data of August 2017 and September 2017.

Where can I find the most recent dataset pertaining to the total number permanent residents residing in Canada by country of origin? The data sets I could locate are by quarter or year, but one cannot conclude what the total number is at any given time.

Hi RayJoseph, Thank you for your comment. This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including statistics on IRCC but we do not deal with it directly. My best recommendation would be to send your request directly to the Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca mailbox with a detailed description of your request. Regards, Sabrina Open Government Team

Hello, I am wondering where I might find data on the number of PR living in an area? I am specifically interested in the town of Banff, AB. Sadly I see the number of PR applications granted isn't actually listed for Banff, yet it is for our nearby neighbor Canmore. Would I be correct in thinking that the Banff figures are included in the "Alberta - Other" section? Banff being the way that it is must have a high ratio of PRs and Temp foreign workers, I want to see those stats. ie. What percentage of the population of Banff are allowed to vote for instance?

Thank you for your comment Alan. You are correct that figures for Banff are included in the "Alberta - Other" section of the "Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended Destination" table. You may be able to obtain information specific to Banff by submitting a request to IRCC for custom data. To do so, please email the Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca mailbox with a detailed description of your request. IRCC does not report on the numbers of eligible voters. Please contact Elections Canada by emailing info@elections.ca to obtain these statistics.

Hi i would like to know when you will update the file ? what is the frequency of updating thx

Thank you for your comment Jamal. The IRCC Open Data Portal publication schedule is shown in the titles of each dataset record. For example, the "Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates" record is updated on a monthly basis.

Thank you for your comment Jamal. The IRCC Open Data Portal publication schedule is shown in the titles of each dataset record. For example, the "Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates" record is updated on a monthly basis.

Are there any data available before Q1 2015?? Thanks for your help!

Thank you for your comment. Permanent resident data before 2015 can be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695 http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/970ff3c4-50fd-4eeb-b402-f82f9ee22990 Alternatively, you may find what you are looking for in the annual Facts and Figures tables located here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/2fbb56bd-eae7-4582-af7d-a197d185fc93

Thank you for your comment. Permanent resident before 2015 can be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695 http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/970ff3c4-50fd-4eeb-b402-f82f9ee22990 Alternatively, you may find what you are looking for in the annual Facts and Figures tables located here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/2fbb56bd-eae7-4582-af7d-a197d185fc93

Hi, Can you please confirm the year system that IRCC follows for targets. Does it run from Jan-Dec or May-Apr? If IRCC says the target is 300,000 PR's then what is the period they are indicating? Thanks

Thank you for your comment Bill Hayat. IRCC reports on PR admissions targets, including Provincial Nominee Program by calendar year, which is inclusive of January 1 - December 31. More information about planned immigration targets by category can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/dp-pm-2017-2018-eng.pdf. Specifically, the Planning Highlights on page 15 of the report provides clarification on the planned permanent resident admissions for 2017. The Notice – Supplementary Information 2017 Immigration Levels Plan shows the targets for the Provincial Nominee Program: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2016-10-31.asp

Please update the Permanent Resident admissions by country of citizenship. it is updated till june 2017 but now it is september. please update with the july numbers.

Hi M. Mukherjee, Thank you for your comment. Just to let you know that the July 2017 number shave been included in this data set already. Regards, Sabrina Open Government Team

Hello, I just want to know if there is anything on the backlog cases? Not heard from CIC so far. No refunds too.

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. This comment system leads to 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 do not deal with these services directly. You can email your local IRCC office for direct help: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/index.asp I hope this helps. Warmest Regards, Sabrina The Open Government team

Could you please tell me when you'll publish the data on permanent residents by country of citizenship and province of destination. In previous years, CIC released that data along with the data you've already publish. Regards,

Hello IRCC guys, Please tell me when you'll publish the data on permanent residents by country of citizenship and province of destination. In previous years, CIC released that data along with the data you've already publish. Regards,

Thank you for your suggestion. We are working on releasing this table to the Open Data Portal in the coming months. Currently, the record "Permanent Residents – Ad Hoc IRCC (Specialized Datasets)" has a table "Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Intended Province/Territory of Destination and Country of Citizenship, 2000-March 2016" Link to the record is here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695

Is there a table that shows detailed place of birth by year going back to 1980? I have found tables that go from 1981- 1996 and then from 2006 - 2015, but nothing for the other years

Thank you for your comment Ravi. The historical information on place of birth may be found here: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/202/301/immigration_statistics-ef/index.html The data on place of birth for the years 1996 - 2006 can be found here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.505817/publication.html

Hi. Do you have any table showing how many outland spouse sponsorship PRs were issued to each nationality? Or how many outland spouse sponsorship PRs were issued at each VOs outside of Canada?

I had the exact question in mind and would like IRCC to provide this data. Thank you.

Thank you for your comment Maryam and xls. We will consider your suggestion in future updates to the Open Data Portal. Data by visa office is not currently available. Please note, that prior to December 31, 2015, processing times for many services were displayed by visa office. This was useful when applications for permanent or temporary residence were always processed by the nearest visa office. However, we now have the ability to move applications around our global network to ensure they are processed as efficiently as possible. This means applications may not be processed at the office closest to where the applicant lives. As a result, only overall processing information is now being reported. Information on overall processing times can be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/0186868b-a04d-4a0e-962e-bdfbac51bfb3

Thanks, but I asked for the (admitted) permanent residents by country of citizenship and province of intended destination table (total 2016). When are you going to publish that? Regards,

Thank you for your reply Georgina. There is a dataset "Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Intended Province/Territory of Destination and Country of Citizenship, 2000-March 2016" that is found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695 Unfortunately the data only goes up to March 2016. We will consider your suggestion in future enchancements to the Open Data Portal.

I am unsure how to interpret some of your data. On the data set titled "Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory of Intended Destination and Immigration Category, January 2015 - February 2017", there seems to be some discrepancies in the total figures provided. The general quarterly totals don't match the numbers provided in the subsection breakdowns. For instance, the New Brunswick quarter 1 total is listed as 620, whereas the skilled worker subsection quarter 1 total is listed as 4260. I don't understand why these figures are so distinct. Are the larger figures presented in the data representing admissions to the the various programs, whereas the smaller figures are those that are actually completed? In general, I don't understand how the provincial quarterly totals (for instance, New Brunswick total, row 100) relate to the total numbers of the other subsets of data in those quarters.

Thank you for your comment. The tables are read from top to bottom. So the total for New Brunswick is composed of all the immigration categories above the “New Brunswick Total” line. The values represent the number of admissions to the various immigration categories. Please note that the figures in this table have been subjected to rounding. As a result of this rounding, data may not add up to the totals indicated. I hope this helps clarify how to read our tables. - IRCC

Hello, Just a couple of questions... When are you going to release the number of permanent resident admissions by country of citizenship and intended destination (CMA and province) for 2016? Any tabulation on economic immigrants' (principal applicants) education for 1980-2016? Kind regards,

Thank you for your comment. The tables are updated with 2016 data. The table showing the number of Permanent Resident Admissions by Country of Citizenship is here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0002_E.xls The table showing the number of Permanent Resident Admissions by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended Destination is found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0005_E.xls For data on economic immigrants (principal applicants) by education level, you may be able to obtain this information by submitting a request for custom IRCC data. To submit a request for data, please email the statistiques-statistics@cic.gc.ca mailbox with a detailed description of your requested report. -IRCC