Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada Overview

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I am very concern that why background check take more time in economic provisional nominees class comprare to express entry.
Calling Call center is waste of time even though calling after processing time passed.
I haven’t got any clue that why CIC Call center exit. They have different answer every time you call after processing time past.

Can I get strong comment with respectful reply ?

Hello,

This comment system leads to the team responsible for Open Data and Open Government work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including statistics on immigration and visa application but we do not deal with these services directly.

Unfortunately, we cannot help you in any meaningful way. I would recommend you email your local IRCC office for help: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/index.asp

Regards,

Momin
The Open Government team

Hi
It seems like i cannot access " Permanent and Temporary Residents Dataset`. Once I click through it says page not found. Do you know when/if this will be fixed?
Thanks

Hi, I am doing a research study for university. It is about NAFTA and which institutions have to be involved in the negotiation. From my teams point of view The Canada Border Service Agency has to be included because it oversees international travel and trade across Canada's border, but what we might love to know is, which percentage of immigrant people are coming from Mexico and which from The United States, so we might get to know how important this issue is for Canada´s Government.
Thank you.

To whom it may concern. On August 3 I received an email from you that my process for permanent residence was finished and that the decision was to be sent via email or mail. On september 1st I received another one stating I was going to receive an answer shortly. Up to date Nothing. I been waiting for 18 months since I got my file number. What can I do about it. Thank you!

Hi Leo,

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 don't deal with these services directly.

You will have to contact someone through which channels you used to begin your process. There may also be contact information in the emails you received.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Regards,

Momin
The Open Government team

Hello,

We understand why you no longer post "processing times for many of our services [...] displayed by visa office."

Is it possible to break out visa/PR processing times (particularly for 'overseas' applicants) by both citizenship and/or country of last residency?

Hi Joe,
Thank you for providing your feedback, we have sent your message over to the data set holder for their action and knowledge.
Thanks again,
Have a nice day,
Sabrina
Open Government Team

Hi there,
May I know if there are any yearly Permanent Residents data for 2016? For example, total PR admission number by immigration category? Thanks.

Hello, I need to find the Chinese Canadians living in Canada. Is It possible to get this information?

Thank you for posting this. It explains alot. Applicants before Jan 2016 are still being processed as of today. Delay because CIC was not able to move files between global network to make process more efficient. Problem solved today, except for applicants before Dec 31 2015 ( Myself in this scenario). Still waiting.

Hi.

I think a very interesting piece of data would be a more detailed breakdown of processing times for TRVs by months showing not just the averages but also statistics such as standard deviations and skewness. I think it would also be interesting to see this breakdown by country and application type (online or paper)

Thank you for your comment Iz. We will consider your suggestion in future enhancements to the Open Data Portal.

Hello, I would like to know the number of cases left from the Pre Feb 2008. And how to find the status of an application from this group. I have time and again tried to assess my file online and have corresponded with the CIC but have no response from their end so far. Its been 14 long years!!!. Please do help and give me an accurate reply.

Thank you for your comment Kala. You may be able to obtain this information by submitting a request to IRCC for custom data, please email the Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.

Hello,
I recognize the official data has not been released, but is it possible to see the number of private vs. government sponsored refugees for the 2016 year? The #welcomerefugees government site has the total numbers from Nov 2015- Jan 2017, but I am looking for the January - December 2016 numbers, so there's no overlap with the 2015 numbers (which were released in the CIC's annual report). I'm happy to go through the dataset myself and cut out the months that don't work, I just don't know which one would break down the private/ government/ BVOR numbers. Thank you!

Thank you for your comment Liz. The data you are looking for can be found in the Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates dataset. Specifically, the table "Canada - Admissions of permanent resident by province/territory of intended destination and immigration category" has the data you are looking for. Here is the link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0001_E.xls

Hi,
Is there any data to indicate how many Internationally Educated Professionals (that is, foreign professionals with postsecondary education/degree) have been approved for permanent residence, annually or any given period?
I'll keep navigate around, but in the meantime, thanks for your support!
Jovica

Thank you for your comment Jovica. We will consider your suggestion in future enhancements to the Open Data Portal.

The data in the "Permanent and Temporary Resident Applications Overview" table is counted in terms of PERSONS. Is there a dataset that shows the same variables (PR Intake, Output, Approval rate) in terms of APPLICATIONS (not persons) for the 2015-2016 calendar years? Some previous datasets allowed to toggle from PERSONS to APPLICATIONS in a single dataset but I don't see that option here. Thank you.

Thank you for your comment Pierre-André. The data you are looking for is currently only available on Open Data in terms of persons. We will consider your suggestion in future enhancements to the Open Data Portal.

Looking for a time series of current quarterly data on 1) permanent residents by source country; and, 2) temporary residents by source country.

Thank you for your comment Rick. Monthly updates on Admissions of Permanent Residents by Country of Citizenship can be found at the following link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0003_E.xls
Other tables on Admissions of Permanent Residents may be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/f7e5498e-0ad8-4417-85c9-9b8aff9b9eda

Admissions of Temporary Residents by Country of Citizenship may be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/d8dea62f-f496-49d0-8eaf-8d5a1ab36b2a

I hope this information helps.

May I know pls if Canada is accepting Yemenis as refugees?

Hi, 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 don't deal with policies. My best suggestion would be to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) or your local Member of Parliament for your concerns.

IRCC contact information: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/call.asp

I hope this helps.
Momin, the Open Government team.

Hello, may I know the latest statistics, total numbers of Syrian refugees that arrived from 2014-2017. Thank you.

Hi Solen, we currently do not have a dataset that matches your request. 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. Please note that ad hoc requests for data may require a cost recovery fee to be paid as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Our Syrian Refugee Resettlement dataset includes persons processed under Canada’s Syrian refugee resettlement commitment between November 4th, 2015 and July 31st, 2016. This can be accessed here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ca243c40-a6d3-4a46-a578-b4fad4369df0

I hope this helps.
Momin, the Open Government team.

Hello, why do you think there was such a drop in the number of immigrants between 2015 and 2016? I'd think with the refugee crisiis it would have increased.

Hi Aidan, thank you for your question.

We have contacted the data owner and will post their response once we receive it.

Regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Hi Aidan, the following is the response by the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. Full year data for 2016 has not yet been released. Please take a look at the table "Permanent Resident Admissions (recent quarters)" found in the following dataset for the most recent numbers: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23695

I hope this helps.
Momin, Open Government team.

Salut!!
Cet avec beaucoup de respect et consideration que je me presente aupres de votre modeste autorite.

Je vis à Dubai depuis le Mois de Mai 201, je souhaite venir vivre et traveller au Canada entant que refuges , comment y parvenir pour y arriver? .
Esperons que ma requet sera reçu et examiner. Je suis congolais de la republique democratique du Congo.
Merci.

Bonjour,

Ce système de commentaires mène au responsable de l’équipe chargée de la transparence et de la reddition de comptes au sein de la fonction publique.

Pour information sur immigration et citoyenneté, visitez le lien suivant: http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/index.asp

Merci pour votre commentaire. ,

Momin, équipe open-ouvert

hello, how can I get the data that how many permanent residents card issued to applicants from China.

Hello, we apologize for the delay in answering your question. Please see below for the response provided by the dataset owner:

"Thank you for your comment. Please send your data request to Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca"

We hope this helps.
Momin, Open Government team.

Can you provide the snapshot of the score distribution in the Express Entry pool? It would be very useful for people to see if they have a chance or just false hope....

Thank you for your suggestion. We will consider your suggestion in future enhancements.

Dear Sir/Madam
I have two complaints regarding the immigration system:
I have applied under federal skilled worker category on December, 2014. According to E-cas processing of my file started on March 2015. It has been more than 21 months and it has exceeded normal processing time (21 months), and yet there is no progress in my file, I should be holding my visa by now according to Canada’s own immigration website! Since the start of Express entry system, Paris visa office has dedicated all its energy and attention toward express entry applicants, we are constantly hearing those applicants getting their visas in less than a year!
-My first complaint is that it seems CIC has no supervision over visa offices and no priorities are set for them. I have filled IRCC web form and complained about the delay, hoping that filling this form through CIC would make a difference and would get CIC’s attention toward Paris visa office unfair function; but after all it seems that CIC just passes this form to the aimed visa office without any further follow ups. After couple of days from filling the IRCC web form I got the Stereotype answer from the Paris visa office stating that the file is under process. That's the answer I always get after two years of submitting my application. I have contacted the visa office several times but I have not received any firm answer and I do not know the reason for this delay.
- My second complaint is about the manipulative way CIC increases the processing time every now and then! When we first applied the processing time for Paris visa office was 10 months, then gradually it increased. Every other months when I check the website there is a couple of months increase in the processing time compared to the last time I checked it. It would be really great if CIC would improve its visa office performances instead of hiding the fact that there is no actual set time required for processing the files and also the fact that there is no respect for applicant’s plans and time.
I am from Iran and there are about 12 of FSW2014 applicants from Iran who are having the same problem as me. Our files has been sent to Paris visa office, thousands of FSW2014 Iranian applications were processed and passed in less than a year, but as I mentioned earlier, since the beginning of Express entry system the trend has slowed significantly for FSW2014 applicants and we constantly hear express entry applicants getting their visas from Paris visa office.
I am really disappointed and even doubting if Canada is my right immigration destination or not. But I gave it a shot and wrote these lines hoping it would get to someone in charge and make a progress in my situation.
Sincerely yours

Sam,
Thanks so much for highlighting your concerns. 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 don't deal with policies. I think your best bet here is to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada directly here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/contacts/index.asp.

Best wishes, Karin - the open-ouvert team

Jason: The whole point of the Government releasing the data is that it is in raw form. That way, you and everybody else can make charts and present the data however you want, instead of the Government painting its own picture. Open data aims to make the DATA open for re-use, not to present it in any way.

hi
May i know different immigration office process immirgration case speed? if possible ,please tell me link page
Thanks

Roger - thanks for your question. This is what we received from the data holder:

Thank you for your comment. Processing time information is available in this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp.

Please note, prior to December 31, 2015, processing times for many of our 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 your application may not be processed at the office closest to where you live. For many services, instead of asking about your nearest visa office, you are now asked for your country of residence. This provides you with a more accurate processing time. For other services, you may see a single processing time, no matter where you live. This is our commitment to process applications within that time. These processing times are updated on a weekly basis.
(http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1185&top=3)

Hope this helps!

Karin - open-ouvert team

The problem is that instead of having it as spreadsheeted data which are already old school, you should be having it as charts people can readily see instead of having to dig through and it should be updated by calendar year. The data should be useful and quick to use. And try showing the JSON data formatted using Jquery into a nice chart. Its nice and useful and especially when u post data.

Hi Jason,
Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner:

"Thank you for your suggestion. We are continuing to enhance the Open Data Portal and will ensure that we include your feedback in our assessments."

-Tasha, the Open Government Team