Evaluation of the Immigration Loan Program

Appendix B: Profile of Loan Recipients

Profile of Loan Recipients
Immigration Category (n=25,796) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
GAR 57.5%
PSR 40.3%
Other Humanitarian and Compassionate cases outside the family or Public Policy 1.3%
Asylum Refugees 0.5%
Other 0.4%
Gender (n=25,796) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
Male 62.6%
Female 37.2%
Age at landingFootnote * (n=25,796) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
18 to 24 years 28.7%
25 to 44 years 52.8%
45 to 64 years 16.1%
65 and older 2.4%
Knowledge of official languages at landing (n=25,796) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
English 39.0%
French 5.0%
Both French and English 2.5%
Neither 53.5%
World Area - Country of Birth, Top 3 (n=25,783) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
West Central Asia and Middle East 43.7%
Western, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa 34.6%
South Asia 9.4%
Country of Birth (n=25,796) Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
Iraq 27.7%
Afghanistan 10.4%
Ethiopia 9.0%
Democratic Republic of Somalia 8.9%
Bhutan 8.1%
Eritrea 6.6%
Democratic Republic of Congo 5.2%
Colombia 4.9%
Iran 4.7%
Myanmar (Burma) 3.7%
Other countries 10.7%
Province of destination Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
Atlantic 4.6%
Quebec 15.6%
Ontario 41.8%
Manitoba 10.2%
Saskatchewan 4.3%
Alberta 13.5%
British Columbia 10.0%
Territories 0.0%
Educational Qualifications and Skill Level at Landing (n=25,796)
Educational Qualifications Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
None 16.6%Footnote * 
Secondary or Less 62.3%
Formal Trade Cert. or Apprenticeship 4.3%
Non-University Certificate or Diploma 6.6%
Some University - No Degree 1.8%
Bachelors Degree 7.4%
Some Post-Grad. Education - No Degree 0.2%
Masters Degree 0.6%
Doctorate 0.2%
Skill Level Percentage of Loan Recipients
(2008 to 2012)
Skill Level 0 - managerial 0.1%
Skill Level A - professionals 0.2%
Skill Level B - skilled and technical 0.3%
Skill Level C - intermediate and clerical 0.7%
Skill Level D - elemental and labourers 0.2%
New workers - 15 years of age or older 73.4%
Students 15 years of age or older 15.8%
Retirees 15 years of age or older 1.9%
Other non-workers 15 years of age or older 7.4%

Source: CIC IFMS (SAP) system and GCMS.

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