Canada International Mobility Program by Province – 2016
On December 31st, 2016, there were 288,895 *International Mobility Program (IMP) work permit holders and 51,400 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada. In other words, there were 5.6 IMPs for every TFW.
In 2016, Ontario (36%), British Columbia (16%) and Quebec (13%) were the top destinations for IMP work permit holders.
The same year, Ontario was also the top destination for IMP work permit holders (31%), followed by British Columbia (23%) and Alberta (21%).
The following table shows the number of work permit holder who came to Canad under the International Mobility Program in 2016.
|Canada – International Mobility Program (IMP) work permit holders on December 31st by program – 2016|
|North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)||21,630|
|Other Free Trade Agreement (FTA)||1,025|
|General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) Professional||100|
|Provincial/Territorial – International||350|
|Canada – Provincial/Territorial||11,415|
|Significant benefit – general||4,460|
|Significant benefit Total||23,350|
|International Experience Canada (IEC)||23,280|
|Exchange Professors, Visiting Lecturers||1,485|
|Reciprocal Employment – Other||3,930|
|Reciprocal Employment Total||28,705|
|Research, educational or training programs||370|
|Spouses of skilled workers||28,085|
|Spouses of students||12,495|
|Post-doctoral Ph.D. fellows and award recipients||4,925|
|Medical residents and fellows||2,325|
|Competitiveness and public policy Total||149,725|
|Charitable or religious work||2,280|
|CANADIAN INTERESTS TOTAL||204,140|
|OTHER IMP WORK PERMIT HOLDERS||49,125|
The majority of permit holders who come under the IMP are exempt from requiring a Labour Market Impact Assessment: they come with open work permits that allow them to work for any employer anywhere in Canada.