Annual Labour Market Impact Assessment statistics 2008-2015

Official title: Temporary Foreign Worker Program Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Statistics Annual Statistics 2008-2015


Understanding Labour Market Impact Assessment Statistics

This release displays annual Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) statistics related to positions, geographical location, occupations, sectors and foreign workers by country of origin.

It is important to note that the decision to issue a work permit rests with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and that not all positions on a positive LMIA result in a work permit. As well, there may also be a time delay between the date the temporary foreign worker (TFW) obtains the work permit and the date they enter Canada. For these reasons, data provided in the LMIA statistics cannot be used to calculate the number of TFWs that have entered or will enter Canada.

IRCC publishes annual statistics on the number of foreign workers who enter Canada in its Facts and Figures publication. These statistics are based on the number of work permits issued at ports of entry and encompass a variety of program streams beyond the temporary foreign worker Program (TFWP), such as temporary residents entering Canada to work, study or for humanitarian and compassionate reasons.

Visit Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal to download TFW Program’s LMIA Statistics tables.

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