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Posted on February 25 2023

For the first time in Canada's history, 608,420 work permits issued in a year

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By  Editor
Updated April 04 2024

Highlights: 608,420 Canada work permits issued in 2022

  • Canada set a record of issuing 608,420 work permits in 2022.
  • Work permits were allotted under the International Mobility Program and the Temporary Foreign Worker program.
  • Most work permits were issued under the IMP, totaling 420,070.
  • 136,350 permits were issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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International Mobility Program (IMP)

  • IMP, also known as the International Mobility program, is a temporary work permit issued to foreign workers to work for Canadian employers.
  • You do not require an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) for the IMP.
  • The IRCC modified the requirements for physicians willing to apply for immigration.
  • Spouses of selective skilled workers can now apply for open work permits in Canada to bridge the labor shortage in the country.

The table below gives us the streams and the permits issued under the IMP.

Streams

Permits issued
Medical residents & post-graduate employment applicants.

36%

Charitable or religious workers

29%
Other IMP participants

8%

Spouses of skilled workers

5%
Post-doctoral PhD fellows and award recipients

4%

Intra-company transfers

2%
The International Experience Canada (IEC) program)

2%

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

  • TFWP, also known as the Temporary Foreign Worker program, is a work permit issued to temporary foreign workers to fill the labor shortage.

The table below gives us the streams and the permits issued under the TFWP.

Streams

Permits issued
Agricultural workers

51%

Other temporary workers with an LMIA

46%
Live-in caregivers

2%

Caregivers

0.2%

Distribution of work permits as per the Canadian provinces

Provinces

Work permits issued
Ontario

221,280 permits

British Columbia

102,845 permits
Quebec

89,765 permits

Alberta

43,550 permits
Manitoba

19,765 permits

Nova Scotia

12,645 permits
Saskatchewan

10,550 permits

New Brunswick

9,640 permits
Newfoundland and Labrador

4,210 permits

Prince Edward Island

3,840 permits
Northwest Territories

260 permits

Nunavut

60 permits

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