Preliminary tables – Permanent and temporary residents, 2010

Canada - Permanent residents by category, 2006‑2010*

Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010*
Spouses and partners 45,305 44,912 44,209 43,901 40,755
Sons and daughters 3,191 3,338 3,254 3,025 2,953
Parents and grandparents 20,005 15,813 16,599 17,178 15,322
Others 2,016 2,179 1,519 1,100 1,177
Family class  70,517 66,242 65,581 65,204 60,207
Entrepreneurs - principal applicants 820 580 446 371 291
Entrepreneurs - spouses and dependants 2,273 1,577 1,255 945 795
Self-employed - principal applicants 320 204 164 180 174
Self-employed - spouses and dependants 632 375 341 358 326
Investors - principal applicants 2,201 2,025 2,832 2,872 3,223
Investors - spouses and dependants 5,830 5,420 7,370 7,434 8,492
Skilled workers - principal applicants 44,161 41,251 43,361 40,733 48,815
Skilled workers - spouses and dependants 61,783 56,601 60,373 55,220 70,524
Canadian Experience Class - applicants 0 0 0 1,775 2,532
Canadian Experience Class - and dependants 0 0 0 770 1,384
Provincial/territorial nominees - principal applicants 4,672 6,329 8,343 11,801 13,856
Provincial/territorial nominees - spouses and dependants 8,664 10,765 14,075 18,578 22,563
Live-in caregivers - principal applicants 3,547 3,433 6,157 6,273 7,661
Live-in caregivers - spouses and dependants 3,348 2,685 4,354 6,181 6,245
Economic immigrants 138,251 131,245 149,071 153,491 186,881
Government-assisted refugees 7,326 7,572 7,295 7,425 7,265
Privately sponsored refugees 3,337 3,588 3,512 5,036 4,833
Refugees landed in Canada 15,884 11,696 6,994 7,204 9,038
Refugee dependants 5,952 5,098 4,057 3,183 3,557
Refugees 32,499 27,954 21,858 22,848 24,693
DROC and PDRCC** 23 15 2 6 0
Temporary resident permit holders 136 107 113 106 109
H and C cases 4,312 4,346 3,452 3,142 2,903
Other H and C cases outside the family class / Public Policy 5,902 6,844 7,168 7,374 5,836
Other immigrants 10,373 11,312 10,735 10,628 8,848
Category not stated 2 1 2 1 7
Grand Total 251,642 236,754 247,247 252,172 280,636

* Data for 2010 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. For 2006-2009, these are updated numbers and may differ from those of Facts and Figures 2009.

** Deferred Removal Order Class and Post-determination Refugee Claimants in Canada.

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada, RDM, Preliminary 2010 Data.

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