Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Temporary Residents – Annual IRCC Updates

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Submitted by dmi on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:05

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?

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Submitted by Monica Verea on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 00:35

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].

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Submitted by Charles Lee on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 18:39

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

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:36

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

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Submitted by Tanja on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:22

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!

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Submitted by Student on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 16:52

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

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:26

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

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 21:04

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

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Submitted by Alex on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 07:35

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

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 21:02

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

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Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 21:21

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!

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 14:38

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

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Submitted by LL on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 17:56

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).

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 20:47

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

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Submitted by NYASHA on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:46

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

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 15:36

Hi, here is data owner's response:

Thank you for your question. In order to derive the total number for IMP, International Students and Temporary Foreign Worker Program, numbers to get the total for Temporary Residents. It is due to unique counting for those who have multiple permits in a given year. Refer to IRCC's Facts & Figures Temporary Residents glossary on Permit Holders (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/statistics/facts2013/temporary/g…)

We apologize for the delay in answering your question.
Momin, Open Government team.

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Submitted by arthurcamara on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 02:52

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.

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:56

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-b3ce84f5b….
-International Students: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/b813dcb6-cc08-4e06-97d4-85b7e4daa…
-Temporary Foreign Workers:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/67fd1fae-4950-4018-a491-62e60cbd6…
-Permanent Resident Admissions:
http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ad975a26-df23-456a-8ada-756191a23…
For the specific breakdowns, as per your request, please send your data request to Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.

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Submitted by Ather Akbari on Thu, 01/12/2017 - 03:04

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.

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:36

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

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Submitted by Dave on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:03

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?

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Submitted by Alejandro Hernandez on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 18:36

The file "International students by top 50 countries of citizenship" refers to the total number of international students in Canada in any given year. The file "International students by top 50 countries of citizenship and sign year" refers to the total of people who applied for and were granted a student visa (received a signed permit) by December 31st.
See the IRCC Gudelines:
"In this publication, IRCC has revised its reporting methods to count permit holders by using:
• Permit holders with a valid permit on December 31st. This measure only counts the most recently signed permit of each type that is valid on the last day of a given year.
• Permit holders with valid permit(s) in the calendar year. This measure is a unique count of all persons who held one or more valid permits between January 1st and December 31st in a given year."

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Submitted by open-ouvert on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:08

Hi Dave, here is the response from the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. Sign year reflects the numbers of study permit holders who had a new or renewed study permit signed in that year. More information can be found in the Overview document found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FF_40_E.doc

I hope this helps!
Momin, Open Government team.

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Submitted by Alejandro Hernandez on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 18:27

Hi, I just noticed that the file IRCC_FF_22_E has the wrong title inside the file. It says "4.2. International students by top 50 countries of citizenship, 2006 to 2015." Rather, it should say "4.2 International students with a valid permit on Dec. 31 by top 50 citizenship, 2006 to 2015".
(The file IRCC_FF_25_E is the one that has the correct data and correspondence regarding "5.2. International students by top 50 countries of citizenship1, 2006 to 2015").

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Submitted by IRCC on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 18:23

Thank you for your comment. The titles inside the files are accurate, but here is some clarification. The difference between the two files is that table 4.2 records the number of study permits that were valid on the last day of the year, December 31st . Table 5.2 records the number of study permits that were valid at any time during the given year. Accordingly, this wider method of reporting causes the numbers to be larger in table 5.2 than in table 4.2. A more detailed defintion is available in the Facts and Figures 2015 Temporary Resident Overview document found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FF_40_E.doc

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Submitted by IRCC on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:35

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately there will be no official PDF version of the Facts & Figures 2015. Instead, all the Facts and Figures tables and graphs will be published on the Open Data Portal. Please see the links below.
Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Permanent Residents: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/2fbb56bd-eae7-4582-af7d-a197d185f…
Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Temporary Residents: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/052642bb-3fd9-4828-b608-c81dff7e5…

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Submitted by adam on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:52

Hi there,

I'm wondering if the 2.3 TFWP work permit holders by program numbers for Agriculture includes all agricultural migrant workers: SAWP and TFWP agricultural stream + secondary agriculture (meat processing etc...). Thanks.

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Submitted by IRCC on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 18:22

Thank you for your comment Adam.

Yes, in the table"Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by program" the numbers for Agriculture include permit holders under the SAWP, agricultural stream and other agricultural workers.

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Submitted by Michael Francis on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:34

Hello, is there any data regarding the number of International Students studying in Canada by the country of origin and not by nationality?

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Submitted by Jin on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:16

Hi,

Is there any aggregated table for temporary residents that include Work permit holder, Refugee and International students? Thank you.

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Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 21:16

Hi,
Is it possible to have access to the number of permanent residency applications (not only the ones processed, but all applications) for TFWP by program? This information used to be available and I can't seem to access it anymore.
Thank you.

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Submitted by Ximena on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:54

Hello, could you tell me where to find the number of Mexicans that received a TN visa for entering Canada in 2015?

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Submitted by IRCC on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:21

Thank you for your comment Ximena.

The TN visa program is not administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), but rather by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
However, the similar IRCC program for work permits issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the International Mobility Program (IMP). The latest statistics on the number of IMP work permits through NAFTA can in 'Temporary Residents: Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP) Work Permit Holders – Monthly IRCC Updates': http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/360024f2-17e9-4558-bfc1-3616485d6…

In particular, the following datasets may be useful:
"Canada - International Mobility Program work permit holders by province/territory of intended destination, program and year in which permit(s) became effective": http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_TR_0006_E.xls

"Canada - International Mobility Program work permit holders on December 31st by province/territory of intended destination and program ": http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_TR_0007_E.xls

The record: "Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Temporary Residents – Annual IRCC Updates" also has multiple datasets which include the numbers of NAFTA work permits: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/052642bb-3fd9-4828-b608-c81dff7e5…

You may be able to obtain your specific request by emailing the Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca mailbox.

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Submitted by Ismael on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:25

Hello there,

I am looking for data regarding the settlement of refugees in Richmond, BC for the years 2016, 2017, and projects for 2018. I would like to know not only their population count, but any other information available about them.

Sincerely,

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Submitted by Researcher on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 20:32

Hello, I'm trying to locate statistics pertaining to 10-year multiple entry visas. In the 2017 'Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration' (p. 18) it states: "In 2016, Canada approved 1,261,515 multiple entry visa applications." The information isn't cited. Any suggestions as to where I can find a more detailed breakdown? Or the original source?

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Submitted by IRCC on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:04

Thank you for your comment Ismael.

The following record will display detailed breakdowns of resettled refugees who arrived in Canada as part of the Government of Canada's Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program.
'Resettled Refugees – Monthly IRCC Updates' http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/4a1b260a-7ac4-4985-80a0-603bfe4ae…

The Settlement Service Clients monthly record may also be of interest to you: https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/ba24ad39-2d68-4d49-85b4-ee13c60b…

Note that the IRCC datasets on the Open Data do not indicate populations, only admissions.
Information on the current populations living in Canada can be found in the Statistics Canada 2016 Census. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/index-eng.cfm

The IRCC datasets on the Open Data Portal do not report on future projected admissions, the target immigration levels for 2018 are found in the '2017 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration' https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/pub…

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Submitted by Gollbon Moltaji on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 10:29

Hello,

How can I see the number of PGWPP holders, separate from other work permit holders please?

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Submitted by David on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:27

Hello there

Two questions:

1. When / where will the 2016 data be released? I can't seem to find it, although an answer to an earlier comment suggested it would be released in December 2017.

2. Is a more detailed breakdown than the 'top 20' available for temporary foreign workers by country of citizenship? In previous years this information seems to have been available for almost all countries of citizenship (see archived page https://web.archive.org/web/20141226101313/http://www.cic.gc.ca/english…)

Thank you!

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Submitted by Lu on Sat, 02/10/2018 - 19:12

Hi:
Thanks for being responsive to the comments. I'm looking for data that shows the new permanent residents landings of former students. Could you point me to the right link?
Thanks very much,
Lu

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Submitted by Amelie on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:19

Is there a way to find out how many temporary "agriculture" workers work in a bovine farm (dairy, ranch, meat) with live animals?

Also, how many migrant workers work with live bovine but that are coming under another program then TFWP?

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Submitted by Annamaria Szeles on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:12

Hello,
I am a student writing about the subject of Canadian citizen children of deported parent(s). Can I find statistics on deportations anywhere on your website? Also, are there statistics about deported spouses of Canadian citizens?
Thank you in advance for your help.

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Submitted by NANCY CARON on Tue, 07/31/2018 - 18:44

I believe there is a mistake in putting asylum claimants on this page.
Thank you,
Nancy

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Submitted by larrie on Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:06

do you have current numbers of illegal aliens by cities, provinces, and proposed actions. if any.

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Submitted by Jana on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:36

Hi, I am a student writing a course paper on Seasonal agricultural workers. I am wondering if it is possible to have a dataset that breakdown TFWP (by Sub-status) and Source Country. I am particularly interested in the number of migrant workers that entered Canada through the SAWP from Mexico.

Temporary Foreign Worker (by sub-status) and Source Country

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Submitted by Sarah Ahmed on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:59

Hello,

Earlier this year, I requested data from IRCC on permanent residents and temporary residents admissions for 2008 to 2017 for Toronto, Ontario as the census division of intended destination.

After doing some analysis with the data, we discovered that although (generally speaking) the number of temporary residents entering Toronto has increased from 2008 to 2017 and stayed the same for permanent residents over the same time period, in 2015, an opposite effect was observed where the number of temporary residents dropped to 76,030 and permanent residents increased to 59,765.

Would you be able to tell us why this dip in temporary residents entering Toronto was observed in 2015?

Thanks!

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