Temporary Residents: Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP) Work Permit Holders – Monthly IRCC Updates




Submitted by Aidan Campbell on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 17:26

Hi, I was wondering if you could follow up with data owner on the Ontario and BC Live-in Caregiver figures in table 0011, as well as all provinces under occupation codes 4411 and 4412 in table 0009.

The numbers as they stand are too low to be accurate, unless they've been captured elsewhere.


Submitted by IRCC on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:34

Thank you for your comment Aidan. The tables are read from top to bottom. For example, in table 0011, the Ontario total is composed of all the immigration categories above the "Ontario Total" line. In table 0011, the Ontario numbers for Live-In Caregiver Program is found in row 49.
I hope this helps clarify how to read the tables in this record.


Submitted by Eva Knof on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 03:01

You have listed Live-in Caregivers under the TFW Work Permit Holders, but I do not see In-Home Caregivers under the Caring for Children Pathway or the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Pathway, which also fall under the Foreign Worker program. Would you be able to incorporate these stats? Their numbers should be quite significant. Thank you kindly.


Submitted by IRCC on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:09

Thank you for your comment Eva. The Caring for Children Program, Caring for People with High Medical Needs Program and the Live-in Caregiver Program are under the Caregivers stream of permanent residence programs, part of the broader economic class of immigrants. The Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates includes the following table that provides data on the number of applicants granted permanent residency through the Caregiver program: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0001…. Temporary foreign workers in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program can apply for permanent residence through the Caregiver programs if they meet the criteria, including the Canadian work experience requirement.

Please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Overview – Quarterly IRCC Updates to access the “Permanent and Temporary Resident Applications Overview” dataset with breakdown of the number of applicants under permanent resident status through the Caring for Children, Caring for People with High Medical Needs and the Live-in Caregiver Programs: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_overview_0001_E…. Please note, this table is updated on a quarterly schedule and we should have the recent data posted shortly.


Submitted by Fidan Karimli on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:01

I just noticed that there is a typo in the "Canada - Temporary Foreign Worker Program work permit holders by gender, occupational skill level and year in which permit(s) became effective" spreadsheet in cell L4. Should be Q4 instead of Q1 .


Submitted by open-ouvert on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 14:33

Hi Fidan,
Thank you for pointing this out. I have shared your comment with the dataset holder for their action.
The Open Government Team


Submitted by Harish Puri on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 04:07

you have listed data set for IMP work permit holders provinces wise, so can you please segregate this data by country of citizenship wise also. Looking for Entrepreneur/self-employed data set.


Submitted by Jared on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:16

It appears that there was a drastic reduction in IEC visa holders when looking at the data by province. However, the decline is similar in scale and timing as the change in # of permits provided and unique visiters that don't mention their province (which doesn't break out users by visa or authorization type). Is there a way to break out didn't mention data by province by work authorization type/



Submitted by Sarah Roberts on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:14


The data you've provided here suggests that only 333 live-in caregivers transitioned to permanent residency in 2010. Previous data provided by CIC in 2013 ("Facts and figures 2012 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents") stated that this number was actually 7,664. Data for all years is off by a similar margin.

Can you please help me understand this enormous discrepancy?

Thank you


Submitted by Andrew Stevens on Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:03

The "Total" line by province is much lower than the aggregate numbers by program. For instance, the total for Saskatchewan in 2015 is 5,630 but if you add up the number of workers it comes to 68,245. In that year alone, however, the number of "Canadian Interests" = 16,495. Please help me understand these tables. (RE: Canada - International Mobility Program (IMP) work permit holders by province/territory of intended destination, program and year in which permit(s) became effective, January 2015 - August 2018)


Submitted by open-ouvert on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:38

Hi Andrew,

Here's the data owner"s response to your inquiry:

The total and subtotal lines reflect the sum of the rows above the line in question, not below. For example, the “Saskatchewan Total” in row 290 relates to the values in rows 253 through 289. The 16,495 value you’ve cited is for Alberta.


Just to be sure, we’ve rechecked the numbers and can confirm that they’re correct.


I hope this is helpful.



Open Government


Submitted by Sarah Ahmed on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:45


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?


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