Temporary Foreign Worker Program 2021Q1-2022Q3

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Understanding Labour Market Impact Assessment statistics: This release displays quarterly Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) statistics related to applications, positions, geographical location, occupations, sectors, streams 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. Effective February 2018, Employment and Social Development Canada's (ESDC) Foreign Worker System changed to the LMIA System. LMIAs in support of Permanent Residence (PR) are excluded from TFWP statistics reporting, unless reported separately. This may impact statistics reported over time. Country of citizenship information are replaced with country of residence information, reflecting current data collection policies of the LMIA System.

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