Monthly Statistics of Work Permits Issuance 

How many work permits were issued in the last month? How many of them were under the International Mobility Program, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and the Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes? Here you will always find the exact numbers of Work Permits Issuance in Canada.

The statistics of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is updated with a delay of two-three months. We will publish new updates once the government makes them available.

December 2019

In December 2019, Canada issued 39,060 Work Permits. 26,715 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 5,020 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 7,325 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of December 31, Canada issued 469,775 work permits in 2019. 

Statistics of previous months

November 2019

In November 2019, Canada issued 39,690 Work Permits. 27,555 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 5,670 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 6,465 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of November 30, Canada issued 444,200 work permits in 2019. 

October 2019

In October 2019, Canada issued 41,470 Work Permits. 30,195 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 5,320 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 5,955 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of October 31, Canada issued 404,510 work permits in 2019. 

September 2019

In September 2019, Canada issued 50,065 Work Permits. 38,020 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 6,385 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 5,660 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of September 30, Canada issued 357,975 work permits in 2019. 

August 2019

In August 2019, Canada issued 38,885 Work Permits. 26,985 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 6,515 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 5,385 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of August 31, Canada issued 310,195 work permits in 2019. 

July 2019

In July 2019, Canada issued 37,600 Work Permits. 21,110 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 10,795 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 5,695 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of July 31, Canada issued 275,650 work permits in 2019. 

June 2019

In June 2019, Canada issued 49,090 Work Permits. 31,980 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 12,140 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 4,970 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of June 30, Canada issued 238,050 work permits in 2019. 

May 2019

In May 2019, Canada issued 53,670 Work Permits. 34,415 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 11,780 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 7,475 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of May 31, Canada issued 188,960 work permits in 2019. 

April 2019

In April 2019, Canada issued 43,350 Work Permits. 22,860 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 16,080 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 4,410 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of April 30, Canada issued 135,290 work permits in 2019. 

March 2019

In March 2019, Canada issued 31,135 Work Permits. 18,520 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 8,765 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 3,850 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of March 31, Canada issued 91,940 work permits in 2019. 

February 2019

In February 2019, Canada issued 27,260 Work Permits. 17,180 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 6,215 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 3,865 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. As of February 28, Canada issued 60,805 work permits in 2019. 

January 2019

In January 2019, Canada issued 33,545 Work Permits. 22,875 of them were issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP), 6,640 under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), and 4,030 were issued for Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes. In 2018, Canada issued 389,635 work permits.

Work Permits Issuance Statistics in 2019:
MonthIMPTFWPH&C
Jan22,8406,6154,010
Feb17,1506,2003,850
Mar18,4908,7403,830
Apr22,81516,0504,380
May34,29511,7257,435
Jun31,85012,0904,920
Jul20,98510,6505,615
Aug26,8456,3555,340
Sep38,0206,3405,615
Oct30,1955,3205,955
Nov27,5555,6706,465
Dec26,7155,0207,325
Total307,88598,49563,395
  • IMP – International Mobility Program
  • TFWP – Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • H&C – Humanitarian and Compassionate purposes
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