* Data for 2015 and 2016 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. For 2006-2014,
these are updated numbers and different from those of Facts and Figures 2014.
** The total unique count may not equal to the sum of permit holders in each country as an
individual may hold more than one type of permit over a given period.
Note: The table on Temporary Residents (TR) has been revised to reflect the June 20, 2014
overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The reporting methodology has
also been revised to count TRs, which includes Foreign Workers and International Students,
based on the type of permit held by a TR (effective from the date that the permit was signed, or
a valid permit at the end of a given year). As a result of the changes above, the reports for each
permit holder type has been separated in order to enhance clarity.
Source: IRCC, Septemer 30, 2016 Data