Temporary Foreign Worker Program 2014-2021

Temporary Foreign Worker Program 2014-2021 Understanding Labour Market Impact Assessment statistics: This release displays annual Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) statistics related to positions, geographical location, occupations, sectors, Program stream and foreign workers by country of origin. It is important to note that the decision to issue a work permit rests with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and that not all positions on a positive LMIA result in a work permit. As well, there may also be a time delay between the date the temporary foreign worker (TFW) obtains the work permit and the date they enter Canada. For these reasons, data provided in the LMIA statistics cannot be used to calculate the number of TFWs that have entered or will enter Canada. IRCC publishes annual statistics on the number of foreign workers who enter Canada in its Facts and Figures publication. These statistics are based on the number of work permits issued at ports of entry and encompass a variety of program streams beyond the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), such as temporary residents entering Canada to work, study or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons. 2022-04-26 Employment and Social Development Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Economics and IndustryEducation and TrainingLabourLabour Market Impact AssessmentLMIAPositiveNegativeTemporary Foreign Worker PositionTFWPLocation of employmentOccupationsIndustriesEmployer Table 01 : Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/a799d4c0-4f00-4624-a4dc-389f81ee381b/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_1_e.csv Table 01 : Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/6a3d3462-edc3-44d2-8231-8ad70e970f11/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_1_f.csv Table 02: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by census sub division and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/3694bede-7115-4e87-b5b9-bf8a30e49adc/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_2_e.csv Table 02: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by census sub division and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/4b560d65-11ae-4fbc-9c0d-325586425a31/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_2_f.csv Table 03: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/1711c1fb-402d-4948-af75-ba985dd078d4/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_3_e.csv Table 03: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/fa3f5274-0ecb-4af0-a6bd-7314841504b4/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_3_f.csv Table 04: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/87b478ff-e73f-433b-8d93-d0ba847bd176/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_4_e.csv Table 04: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/623761b5-26f7-4639-8d7c-0f31dc5ccf3c/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_4_f.csv Table 05: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/c036999b-cf6c-446a-b432-36607c6aebd4/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_5_e.csv Table 05: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/83b65bb1-67b4-456f-806f-362889002b80/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_5_f.csv Table 06: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/e3db2ebf-3281-40ba-b293-1927f9362ded/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_6_e.csv Table 06: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/ebec102a-ee02-4742-bc56-9897c89ecb57/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_6_f.csv Table 07: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC), and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/41883787-def4-4cdd-bccd-71d76b32d9d0/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_7_e.csv Table 07: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC), and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/732790e9-a447-437b-a066-7dd7f0387b04/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_7_f.csv Table 08: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) issued for caregivers by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC), and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/03cc5cdc-c678-42b4-99cd-e9aff45ccdd4/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_8_e.csv Table 08: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) issued for caregivers by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC), and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/98cf7f4c-cb26-48bf-a197-e80d02835026/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_8_f.csv Table 09: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) under the Primary Agriculture stream by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/b5bc6a75-b893-4760-a170-e402e2f12c3d/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_9_e.csv Table 09: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) under the Primary Agriculture stream by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/235b4f5a-018d-4b2e-8d71-b9c45c17d4d9/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_9_f.csv Table 10: Top countries of residency according to the number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), by province/territory between 2018 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/bcab4f8f-18a3-4ed7-9c2e-751bdf6f4f0a/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_10_e.csv Table 10: Top countries of residency according to the number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs), by province/territory between 2018 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/7beabf30-7b85-481e-8352-de0c596dbe8e/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_10_f.csv Table 11: Number of employers who received at least one positive or negative Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/a89d69d2-37bf-47dd-a8e9-3b3328eaaabb/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_11_e.csv Table 11: Number of employers who received at least one positive or negative Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/19e81b33-1524-427d-b016-53fb903d663c/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_11_f.csv Table 13: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by stream by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/5b7e86ae-ebac-4c9e-a480-58ec36f3a87c/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_13_e.csv Table 13: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by stream by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/7d716f5b-0bd4-4274-a2e3-2552176ac64a/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_13_f.csv GlossaryDOC https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/efe918f2-6676-4681-8966-d561a715e7d9/download/glossary-tfws-2008-2015.docx GlossaryDOC https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/f0b23497-effa-4de7-8862-1fa4bff972b2/download/lexique-stet-2008-2015.docx Table 12: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on requested Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/e80c80e1-a77c-423a-9b5b-0e7657324a2f/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_12_e.csv Table 12: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on requested Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) by province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/69e5c9b2-c93d-4dd1-ab71-6b33e931b73d/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_12_f.csv Table 14: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by stream and province / territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/4b168d19-8abb-474c-b7ac-5dde1073df03/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_14_e.csv Table 14: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by stream and province / territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/01c0aff8-39f2-4875-8e4d-c3e1c444e145/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_14_f.csv Table 15: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/b558c945-0d13-4341-887d-cd64f0415072/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_15_e.csv Table 15: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/d6ef28ac-2aa7-4a40-8a7d-680332a7c5f1/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_15_f.csv Table 16: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/e97d0c87-06ea-4648-87a5-d8160b933869/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_16_e.csv Table 16: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/4f350d70-fe2f-4d33-b92c-99f7478be17b/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_16_f.csv Table 17: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/cf5dae82-280f-4424-bb91-2bfd98de00ba/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_17_e.csv Table 17: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/12bfe26e-4a39-4446-81a6-350d0ed94954/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_17_f.csv Table 18: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/478e2826-bf6a-4b5f-872f-4bf34610c720/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_18_e.csv Table 18: Number of positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/5233bef1-f1f3-470a-bff9-3b5cade980ea/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_18_f.csv Table 19: Number of unique employers who received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by stream and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/cb9599cc-11f3-4502-a936-dde575483793/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_19_e.csv Table 19: Number of unique employers who received a positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by stream and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/3785933f-6b15-4540-af99-f6963b8fd48f/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_19_f.csv Table 20: Number of unique employers on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/a2822c69-2b2e-4a86-b1b4-4bcb9b336d8a/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_20_e.csv Table 20: Number of unique employers on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/f76aae0b-701a-44f7-b67e-f6f3f8c469c7/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_20_f.csv Table 21: Number of unique employers on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/7fe39b77-8b22-46ee-be00-dd80647e2964/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_21_e.csv Table 21: Number of unique employers on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by North American Industry Classification System - 2002 (NAICS) and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/057a4c0f-2c4d-4caf-97c7-268624b099d2/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_21_f.csv Table 22: Number of Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, stream and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/d32c3309-63c7-4173-8313-ddf302643846/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_22_e.csv Table 22: Number of Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, stream and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/e43fb80b-0d8d-4977-94d6-639e3eccae2b/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_22_f.csv Table 23: Number of Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/ec1f7284-33ec-4f56-ab54-b1df507670d0/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_23_e.csv Table 23: Number of Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill level and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/1fca5b9b-357c-4cd9-a379-d4070bdb1731/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_23_f.csv Table 24: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/3cc1e052-ba32-4c37-8519-e3081d198bc2/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_24_e.csv Table 24: Number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) by economic region, National Occupational Classification - 2011 (NOC) skill type, and province/territory between 2014 and 2021CSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/76defa14-473e-41e2-abfa-60021c4d934b/resource/97c91114-fbdd-43f8-9dab-1686d56388c5/download/useb-dgcetfw-tetdip-piddiviaionline-publicationannual2021-annualcsvtfwp2021_annual_table_24_f.csv

Understanding Labour Market Impact Assessment statistics: This release displays annual Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) statistics related to positions, geographical location, occupations, sectors, Program stream and foreign workers by country of origin. It is important to note that the decision to issue a work permit rests with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and that not all positions on a positive LMIA result in a work permit. As well, there may also be a time delay between the date the temporary foreign worker (TFW) obtains the work permit and the date they enter Canada. For these reasons, data provided in the LMIA statistics cannot be used to calculate the number of TFWs that have entered or will enter Canada. IRCC publishes annual statistics on the number of foreign workers who enter Canada in its Facts and Figures publication. These statistics are based on the number of work permits issued at ports of entry and encompass a variety of program streams beyond the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), such as temporary residents entering Canada to work, study or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.

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