Speech – Minister Jason Kenney, July 19, 2011

Text version: Levels since Confederation

Canada – Permanent residents, 1860 to 2009
Year Number Percentage of Population
1860 6,276 0.2%
1861 13,589 0.4%
1862 18,294 0.6%
1863 21,000 0.6%
1864 24,779 0.7%
1865 18,958 0.6%
1866 11,427 0.3%
1867 10,666 0.3%
1868 12,765 0.4%
1869 18,630 0.5%
1870 24,706 0.7%
1871 27,773 0.8%
1872 36,578 1.0%
1873 50,050 1.3%
1874 39,373 1.0%
1875 27,382 0.7%
1876 25,633 0.6%
1877 27,082 0.7%
1878 29,807 0.7%
1879 40,492 1.0%
1880 38,505 0.9%
1881 47,991 1.1%
1882 112,458 2.6%
1883 133,624 3.0%
1884 103,824 2.3%
1885 76,169 1.7%
1886 69,152 1.5%
1887 84,526 1.8%
1888 88,766 1.9%
1889 91,600 1.9%
1890 75,067 1.6%
1891 82,165 1.7%
1892 30,996 0.6%
1893 29,633 0.6%
1894 20,829 0.4%
1895 18,790 0.4%
1896 16,835 0.3%
1897 21,716 0.4%
1898 31,900 0.6%
1899 44,543 0.9%
1900 41,681 0.8%
1901 55,747 1.0%
1902 89,102 1.6%
1903 138,660 2.5%
1904 131,252 2.3%
1905 141,465 2.4%
1906 211,653 3.5%
1907 272,409 4.2%
1908 143,326 2.2%
1909 173,694 2.6%
1910 286,839 4.1%
1911 331,288 4.6%
1912 375,756 5.1%
1913 400,870 5.3%
1914 150,484 1.9%
1915 33,665 0.4%
1916 55,914 0.7%
1917 72,910 0.9%
1918 41,845 0.5%
1919 107,698 1.3%
1920 138,824 1.6%
1921 91,728 1.0%
1922 64,224 0.7%
1923 133,729 1.5%
1924 124,164 1.4%
1925 84,907 0.9%
1926 135,982 1.4%
1927 158,886 1.6%
1928 166,783 1.7%
1929 164,993 1.6%
1930 104,806 1.0%
1931 27,530 0.3%
1932 20,591 0.2%
1933 14,382 0.1%
1934 12,476 0.1%
1935 11,277 0.1%
1936 11,643 0.1%
1937 15,101 0.1%
1938 17,244 0.2%
1939 16,994 0.2%
1940 11,324 0.1%
1941 9,329 0.1%
1942 7,576 0.1%
1943 8,504 0.1%
1944 12,801 0.1%
1945 22,722 0.2%
1946 71,719 0.6%
1947 64,127 0.5%
1948 125,414 1.0%
1949 95,217 0.7%
1950 73,912 0.5%
1951 194,391 1.4%
1952 164,498 1.1%
1953 168,868 1.1%
1954 154,227 1.0%
1955 109,946 0.7%
1956 164,857 1.0%
1957 282,164 1.7%
1958 124,851 0.7%
1959 106,928 0.6%
1960 104,111 0.6%
1961 71,698 0.4%
1962 74,856 0.4%
1963 93,151 0.5%
1964 112,606 0.6%
1965 146,758 0.7%
1966 194,743 1.0%
1967 222,876 1.1%
1968 183,974 0.9%
1969 164,531 0.8%
1970 147,713 0.7%
1971 121,900 0.6%
1972 122,006 0.6%
1973 184,200 0.8%
1974 218,465 1.0%
1975 187,881 0.8%
1976 149,429 0.6%
1977 114,914 0.5%
1978 86,313 0.4%
1979 112,093 0.5%
1980 143,140 0.6%
1981 128,642 0.5%
1982 121,179 0.5%
1983 89,192 0.4%
1984 88,276 0.3%
1985 84,345 0.3%
1986 99,354 0.4%
1987 152,078 0.6%
1988 161,584 0.6%
1989 191,547 0.7%
1990 216,452 0.8%
1991 232,808 0.8%
1992 254,818 0.9%
1993 254,792 0.9%
1994 224,387 0.8%
1995 212,865 0.7%
1996 226,071 0.8%
1997 216,035 0.7%
1998 174,195 0.6%
1999 189,951 0.6%
2000 227,455 0.7%
2001 250,638 0.8%
2002 229,048 0.7%
2003 221,349 0.7%
2004 235,824 0.7%
2005 262,241 0.8%
2006 251,642 0.8%
2007 236,754 0.7%
2008 247,248 0.7%
2009 252,172 0.7%

[End of text version - Canada ‐ Permanent residents, 1860 to 2009]

Text version: In recent years, admissions have been fairly consistent

Admissions 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Economic 138250 131245 149071 153491 186913
Family 70517 66242 65582 65204 60220
Protected Persons 32500 27954 21858 22850 24696
Total Other 10373 11312 10735 10626 8845

[End of text version - In recent years, admissions have been fairly consistent]

Text version: Composition of the Canadian labour force, 2010M

Very Recent Immigants 3.1%
Recent Immigrants 3.4%
Established Immigrants 14.4%
Non-landed immigrants 16.0%
Born in Canada 77.5%

[End of text version - Composition of the Canadian labour force, 2010M]

Text version: Distribution of Population by Age Group

Age 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2021 2026 2031 2036
15-64 63 66 68 68 68 68 68 69 69.3 67.7 65.6 63.5 61.6 60.7
0-14 and 65+ 37 34 32 32 32 32 31 31 30.7 32.3 34.4 36.5 38.3 37.8

[End of text version - Distribution of Population by Age Group]

Text version: The levels mix

Admissions 2006 2008 2011
Economic - Primary 22% 25% 25%
Economic - Spouses & Dependants 33% 35% 35%
Family Class 28% 27% 24%
Protected Persons & Others 17% 13% 13%
Actual admissions 251,642 247,242 240,000 - 265,000

[End of text version - The levels mix]

Text version: Economic Class admissions, 1980-2010

Year Federal Skilled Workers Federal Business Quebec Skilled Workers Quebec Business Provincial Nominee Program Live-in Caregiver Program Canadian Experience Class Total Immigration
1980 39,002 4,115 5,656 1,117 - - - 143,139
1981 45,105 4,783 9,105 1,246 - - - 128,641
1982 36,895 4,804 8,448 1,560 - - - 121,176
1983 13,258 4,904 4,702 1,321 - - - 89,187
1984 15,313 5,011 4,502 1,252 - - - 88,272
1985 14,847 4,732 4,776 1,757 - - - 84,346
1986 20,939 5,240 7,380 2,281 - - - 99,354
1987 51,546 6,832 11,503 4,222 - - - 152,077
1988 57,040 9,202 8,097 5,881 - - - 161,584
1989 60,865 10,113 11,759 7,406 - - - 191,550
1990 61,541 12,239 17,762 6,388 - - - 216,453
1991 51,761 12,075 17,565 5,099 - - - 232,810
1992 51,385 20,089 16,022 8,296 - - - 254,792
1993 56,423 25,371 13,495 7,352 - 3,011 - 256,642
1994 61,813 24,211 8,090 3,214 - 4,980 - 224,388
1995 72,660 17,394 9,066 2,049 - 5,457 - 212,865
1996 89,921 19,991 7,991 2,474 233 4,759 - 226,071
1997 97,856 16,671 7,790 3,255 47 2,730 - 216,036
1998 72,122 10,214 9,142 3,563 - 2,868 - 174,195
1999 82,232 9,674 10,261 3,344 477 3,261 - 189,951
2000 106,081 10,095 12,507 3,570 1,252 2,779 - 227,455
2001 120,007 10,097 17,224 4,488 1,274 2,627 - 250,638
2002 102,300 8,583 20,430 2,438 2,127 1,985 - 229,049
2003 83,571 6,564 21,653 1,536 4,418 3,305 - 221,349
2004 88,787 8,169 24,664 1,587 6,248 4,292 - 235,824
2005 106,099 11,759 24,139 1,716 8,047 4,552 - 262,241
2006 82,315 10,434 23,629 1,642 13,336 6,895 - 251,642
2007 72,306 8,330 25,546 1,851 17,094 6,118 - 236,754
2008 76,969 11,136 26,765 1,272 22,418 10,511 - 247,247
2009 64,605 10,484 31,348 1,676 30,379 12,454 2,545 252,172
2010 85,100 10,811 34,239 2,490 36,419 13,906 3,916 280,636

Source: Preliminary 2010 Facts and Figures

[End of text version - Economic Class admissions, 1980-2010]

Text version: TFWs present in Canada

  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada 71,009 76,655 86,209 101,463 116,512 135,411 169,870 225,827 250,778

Countries Percentage
Philippines 21%
United States of America 14%
France 8%
Australia 9%
Mexico 9%
Other Countries 39%

[End of text version - TFWs present in Canada]

Text version: Average Employment Entry Earnings (one year after arrival) for Skilled Principal Applicants (2008$) by tax year, 1995-2008

Tax year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2008 $ 29,519 28,194 28,240 30,677 32,195 34,335 33,492 26,923 25,686 25,129 27,801 27,853 30,876 32,195

[End of text version - Back Average Employment Entry Earnings (one year after arrival) for Skilled Principal Applicants (2008$) by tax year, 1995-2008 ]

Text version: 2005 to 2011: PNP and FSW Admissions

  Actual Planned
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Federal Skilled Workers 106,099 82,315 72,306 76,969 64,605 85,100 47,400
Provincial Nominee Program 8,047 13,336 17,094 22,418 30,379 36,419 42,000

[End of text version - 2005 to 2011: PNP and FSW Admissions]

Text version: CIC has many years’ worth of admissions in the inventory

Program Number of Years' Worth of Admissions
Parents and Grandparents 7.4
Federal Business 6.0
Total FSW (Backlog, MI1 and MI2) 5.2
Live-in Caregivers 2.5

[End of text version - CIC has many years’ worth of admissions in the inventory]

Text version: Federal Skilled Worker backlog

Year Total Inventory Pre-C50 C-50 Applications Received Admissions
2000 363,203 363,203   320,000  
2001 488,196 488,196   365,000 137,234
2002 471,998 471,998   162,000 122,730
2003 451,496 451,496   145,000 105,224
2004 503,037 503,037   190,000 113,451
2005 486,548 486,548   187,000 130,238
2006 509,585 509,585   240,000 105,943
2007 586,109 586,109   247,000 97,852
2008 624,516 512,996 111,520 225,000 103,734
2009 528,774 400,005 128,769 185,000 95,983
2010 507,931 334,881 173,050 182,000 119,357
2011 Q2 482,117 313,835 168,282    

(a) FSW backlog peaked at 641,00
The Ministerial Instructions and the Action Plan for Faster Immigration, issued in November 2008, stopping the backlog from growing. Had no action been taken, the backlog would have continued to grow.

(b) While the pace has slowed due to new application intake, reduction efforts will continue.

(c) As of spring 2011: backlog stands at 322,000

[End of text version - Federal Skilled Worker backlog]

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