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Permanent residents


Canada – Permanent residents by source country

Number
Source countries 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
China, People’s Republic of 29,147 36,750 40,365 33,307 36,252 36,429 42,292 33,079 27,013 29,336
India 17,457 26,123 27,902 28,838 24,594 25,573 33,146 30,754 26,052 24,549
Philippines 9,205 10,119 12,928 11,011 11,988 13,303 17,525 17,718 19,066 23,724
United States 5,533 5,828 5,909 5,294 6,013 7,507 9,263 10,943 10,449 11,216
United Kingdom 4,478 4,649 5,360 4,724 5,199 6,062 5,864 6,542 8,129 9,243
Pakistan 9,303 14,201 15,353 14,173 12,351 12,794 13,575 12,329 9,545 8,052
Korea, Republic of 7,217 7,639 9,608 7,334 7,089 5,337 5,819 6,178 5,866 7,245
France 3,923 4,345 4,428 3,962 4,127 5,028 5,430 4,915 5,526 6,384
Iran 5,909 5,617 5,746 7,889 5,651 6,063 5,502 7,073 6,663 6,010
Colombia 1,296 2,228 2,967 3,226 4,273 4,438 6,031 5,813 4,833 4,995
United Arab Emirates 1,755 3,084 4,523 4,444 3,321 4,358 4,053 4,100 3,368 4,695
Sri Lanka 4,728 5,849 5,520 4,968 4,448 4,135 4,690 4,490 3,934 4,509
Germany 2,901 2,369 1,846 1,624 2,098 2,387 2,635 3,030 2,555 4,057
Morocco 1,768 2,560 3,951 4,057 3,243 3,471 2,692 3,110 3,789 3,907
Algeria 2,034 2,529 3,009 3,030 2,786 3,209 3,131 4,513 3,172 3,228
Taiwan 5,483 3,535 3,114 2,910 2,126 1,992 3,092 2,823 2,780 2,972
Mexico 1,723 1,658 1,939 1,919 1,738 2,245 2,851 2,830 3,224 2,831
Lebanon 1,397 1,682 2,071 1,723 2,600 2,673 3,122 3,290 3,018 2,827
Romania 3,468 4,431 5,589 5,689 5,466 5,658 4,964 4,393 3,770 2,754
Bangladesh 1,825 2,715 3,393 2,616 1,896 2,374 3,940 3,838 2,735 2,716
Israel 2,427 2,601 2,479 2,605 2,366 2,857 2,549 2,692 2,446 2,633
Iraq 1,396 1,384 1,597 1,365 969 1,140 1,316 977 1,601 2,570
Russia 3,782 3,523 4,073 3,677 3,520 3,685 3,607 2,850 2,854 2,547
Haiti 1,429 1,653 2,484 2,218 1,945 1,657 1,719 1,651 1,614 2,509
Saudi Arabia 1,581 2,029 3,564 2,538 2,042 2,111 2,364 2,227 1,649 2,357
Egypt 1,416 1,737 1,915 1,634 1,929 2,051 2,062 1,651 1,969 2,314
Jamaica 2,346 2,463 2,775 2,457 1,983 2,130 1,880 1,686 2,113 2,312
Brazil 645 842 857 759 865 933 976 1,209 1,759 2,127
Ukraine 2,818 3,323 3,590 3,576 2,781 2,401 2,317 1,880 2,170 1,874
Nigeria 916 1,088 1,325 1,281 931 1,369 2,034 2,481 2,255 1,837
Afghanistan 2,111 2,845 3,182 2,971 3,010 2,527 2,908 2,552 2,262 1,810
Vietnam, Socialist Republic of 1,397 1,800 2,097 2,282 1,686 1,803 1,820 3,122 2,549 1,740
Ethiopia 637 1,039 1,009 802 1,326 1,439 1,370 1,647 1,424 1,473
Japan 1,356 1,305 1,645 1,080 1,008 1,264 1,346 1,367 1,388 1,442
Singapore 652 753 842 939 716 482 629 433 1,228 1,383
Hong Kong 3,672 2,865 1,965 1,541 1,472 1,547 1,783 1,489 1,131 1,324
Cuba 693 854 971 866 876 857 979 1,044 1,338 1,296
Venezuela 486 475 572 554 710 1,259 1,235 1,221 1,373 1,260
South Africa, Republic of 1,701 1,953 2,090 1,631 1,452 1,332 1,102 1,267 1,297 1,227
Turkey 832 1,097 1,223 1,356 1,444 1,796 2,060 1,698 1,481 1,190
Poland 1,299 1,334 1,168 1,117 1,079 1,329 1,206 1,191 1,158 1,183
Congo, Democratique Republic of 873 1,145 1,164 1,022 1,127 1,400 1,381 1,414 1,314 1,133
Moldova 192 294 518 628 606 632 634 790 1,080 1,119
El Salvador 413 552 446 469 441 437 428 421 923 1,107
Australia 680 718 959 957 1,040 1,022 1,042 949 1,097 1,097
Guyana 1,323 1,274 1,665 1,432 1,394 1,321 1,176 1,263 1,248 1,089
Peru 547 605 852 859 1,021 1,455 1,658 1,479 1,475 1,078
Kuwait 739 1,222 1,713 947 1,074 917 1,140 946 697 1,046
Trinidad and Tobago 1,164 896 917 937 693 724 844 804 990 1,018
Bulgaria 757 1,097 1,188 1,474 1,424 1,945 1,685 1,401 1,132 976
Cameroon 170 198 169 184 255 301 519 606 834 959
Jordan 1,256 1,283 1,239 981 1,038 1,034 1,324 1,207 969 929
Tunisia 354 440 789 653 654 759 726 1,010 850 900
Thailand 264 289 403 587 489 439 596 1,292 1,931 885
Netherlands 915 879 815 686 662 826 929 892 630 842
Syria 724 1,049 804 681 958 861 1,199 944 923 800
Ghana 814 1,004 789 716 567 836 1,082 809 735 770
Somalia, Republic of 1,499 1,361 988 598 799 1,172 980 896 982 750
Sudan, Republic of 539 761 1,179 1,368 1,533 1,508 1,039 832 703 723
Malaysia 302 378 494 468 419 454 629 612 643 701
Mauritius 125 182 376 343 558 690 684 504 493 691
Indonesia 534 1,155 930 712 498 509 598 585 624 685
Côte-d’Ivoire, Republic of 141 160 171 236 204 294 331 436 669 681
Portugal 348 397 481 319 283 323 291 405 399 653
Myanmar (Burma) 90 104 76 130 228 140 183 185 446 647
Ecuador 314 356 366 446 380 506 561 620 591 642
Nepal 160 247 273 418 440 594 714 640 564 639
Switzerland 698 619 568 409 477 513 447 445 506 629
Zimbabwe 50 97 114 200 687 1,456 639 449 650 597
Belgium 354 496 524 480 442 597 575 430 596 570
Kenya 526 804 1,004 855 987 887 896 824 544 567
Italy 511 481 527 446 401 432 344 421 425 547
Argentina 406 455 625 844 1,783 1,648 1,169 894 624 542
Oman 142 242 413 372 483 409 366 542 391 540
Qatar 147 322 394 327 464 327 362 311 382 515
Belarus 450 550 476 453 468 598 643 441 581 511
New Zealand 165 202 381 367 401 395 457 376 374 506
Albania 1,222 1,773 1,613 985 819 1,378 1,207 810 660 504
Ireland, Republic of 158 180 215 205 260 284 244 314 352 493
Eritrea 66 97 154 115 194 303 378 492 389 470
Senegal 105 117 95 182 152 205 208 365 386 454
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 204 267 283 240 193 291 340 374 566 428
Dominican Republic 244 237 266 204 245 272 288 245 288 414
Libya 324 406 499 562 246 254 418 468 340 402
Burundi 182 281 297 326 352 512 565 405 476 390
Hungary 421 439 639 562 492 685 542 531 429 387
Kazakhstan 567 527 569 481 590 576 548 484 480 384
Chile 390 374 377 437 343 375 392 452 546 359
Cambodia 152 239 252 229 274 354 385 562 455 349
Bahrain 123 269 241 268 307 258 251 347 278 341
Fiji 359 460 669 616 566 492 304 273 302 316
Guinea, Republic of 90 200 238 265 244 504 395 341 369 292
Saint Lucia 83 103 116 83 94 113 188 189 269 289
Rwanda 411 344 263 195 251 253 302 315 337 288
Grenada 287 370 345 248 219 288 288 357 357 287
Costa Rica 104 109 136 115 120 173 206 320 305 282
Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 84 161 171 246 212 223 319 409 328 270
Guatemala 291 341 255 248 178 217 192 215 259 255
Greece 249 362 346 211 179 210 145 138 189 248
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2,809 987 871 466 265 180 215 253 251 246
Tanzania, United Republic of 158 210 322 294 391 308 270 299 182 230
Sweden 218 215 239 198 178 160 234 165 224 225
Yemen, Republic of 136 102 213 209 102 141 195 109 158 225
Spain 83 104 110 140 96 157 167 152 165 223
Uganda 77 96 133 163 155 181 263 199 205 221
Armenia 102 100 85 133 154 159 233 210 190 210
Uzbekistan 127 109 139 158 171 203 340 307 261 196
Macedonia 181 239 296 349 635 450 292 249 210 180
Honduras 182 204 179 147 113 132 160 160 160 177
Benin, Republic of 35 32 48 62 67 82 76 105 182 172
Bolivia 41 32 79 59 63 98 137 149 111 164
Kyrgyzstan 77 73 94 162 104 225 177 165 134 163
Uruguay 98 79 73 103 108 149 294 202 175 161
Togo 42 36 64 79 86 138 125 103 145 154
Barbados 120 128 157 132 79 89 124 100 140 144
Mali 31 55 53 67 67 77 86 137 142 136
Denmark 94 104 112 87 96 100 101 105 109 128
Azerbaijan 50 78 115 179 176 266 354 258 217 127
Burkina Faso 21 22 38 36 38 74 96 143 128 125
Paraguay 42 39 53 85 108 83 78 105 124 123
Austria 162 128 158 111 155 155 132 115 106 121
Nicaragua 142 131 102 63 82 62 75 89 67 121
Slovak Republic 496 460 579 614 501 588 356 236 206 117
Finland 88 135 111 116 105 84 58 78 92 109
Georgia 46 78 114 119 117 106 118 116 132 107
Czech Republic 532 487 315 237 198 230 205 159 140 104
Lithuania 96 112 176 123 193 222 160 110 101 103
Croatia 1,368 959 518 347 172 121 110 84 87 100
Chad, Republic of 123 145 74 59 55 84 115 81 110 93
Gabon 30 24 38 49 82 49 105 87 105 93
Norway 74 144 139 135 111 98 83 92 107 88
Madagascar 38 29 41 53 45 66 76 89 95 83
Brunei 16 22 16 14 19 18 11 8 47 74
Angola 38 54 161 169 155 256 291 172 101 70
Bahamas, The 21 17 22 20 22 24 34 42 31 70
Zambia 93 71 127 130 109 118 114 98 110 69
Niger, Republic of 14 16 20 20 28 35 55 57 60 69
Latvia 226 230 286 250 157 136 94 73 113 66
Sierra Leone 37 167 280 289 253 251 136 87 63 66
Botswana, Republic of 27 57 24 50 45 74 55 39 56 61
Yugoslavia (former) 1,492 4,741 2,802 1,623 940 708 272 126 49 59
Panama, Republic of 24 51 57 53 50 46 66 72 72 59
Dominica 53 71 74 66 58 46 49 73 74 54
Congo, Republic of the 82 117 98 75 70 104 93 110 48 53
Belize 34 26 23 33 15 26 36 29 30 53
Malawi 29 12 10 15 14 36 32 35 52 51
Djibouti, Republic of 88 193 127 56 52 71 100 59 46 48
Bermuda 18 15 24 22 34 27 36 47 38 47
Antigua and Barbuda 17 13 35 16 27 15 30 37 20 43
Mauritania 9 8 19 16 17 50 55 66 65 41
Namibia 9 20 12 19 11 19 47 31 19 37
Laos 24 35 38 53 24 37 38 74 58 37
Estonia 91 66 43 55 70 28 25 21 36 36
Gambia 26 73 37 31 91 49 56 46 32 33
Cyprus 39 44 44 27 59 40 30 34 19 33
Malta 41 92 66 42 39 48 32 38 10 29
Saint Kitts and Nevis 11 14 11 11 13 10 7 7 11 28
Guadeloupe 13 18 18 14 5 13 24 10 9 22
Seychelles 17 24 11 10 17 20 32 12 11 21
Slovenia 37 29 24 17 14 17 21 8 23 19
Tajikistan, Republic of 19 6 23 25 19 16 171 59 38 17
Liberia 43 47 51 43 110 88 196 127 55 16
Martinique 13 8 12 20 16 12 18 21 10 15
Central African Republic 6 18 6 10 9 9 37 9 21 10
Surinam 13 15 20 19 15 22 12 10 25 10
Macao 101 71 49 45 21 17 10 25 7 9
Other countries 270 277 358 343 405 436 1,061 1,293 1,413 1,205
Total 189,954 227,458 250,639 229,049 221,348 235,825 262,241 251,643 236,754 247,243
Canada – Permanent residents by top 10 source countries, 2006–2008
Permanent residents by top 10 source countries, 2006–2008

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