Ottawa revises two decades of bloated TFW data (The Globe and Mail)


The Canadian government has revised more than two decades of immigration data, citing “technical difficulties” as the cause of the bloated figures for a subset of temporary foreign workers, The Globe and Mail reported. According to figures published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in February, slightly more than one million people held work permits through the International Mobility Program at the end of 2022, an increase of 48% from 2021. However, the IRCC updated the numbers, showing roughly 675,000 people held IMP work permits at the end of 2022, a decline of about 340,000 from the earlier dataset. In addition, the figures were reduced for all previous years dating back to 2000.