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Permanent residents


Canada – Permanent residents by gender and category, 1986 to 2010

Number
Category 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Family class 18,246 22,973 21,153 26,670 33,665 38,781 43,394 47,267 40,026 32,255 28,121 24,080
Economic immigrants 18,605 39,907 40,666 45,733 49,932 43,138 47,813 51,007 50,611 53,721 64,497 66,825
Refugees  11,416 12,749 15,820 21,742 24,027 33,298 32,091 17,555 11,285 15,437 15,447 13,486
Other immigrants 854 1,277 1,487 1,671 1,733 2,014 2,719 3,850 3,657 477 2,318 1,900
Category not stated 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Males 49,121 76,906 79,126 95,817 109,357 117,231 126,017 119,679 105,579 101,890 110,384 106,291
Family class 24,135 30,825 30,236 34,273 41,002 49,168 57,715 65,374 54,162 45,123 40,196 35,847
Economic immigrants 17,192 34,170 39,535 44,397 47,992 43,355 47,975 54,638 51,694 52,903 60,871 61,524
Refugees  7,771 8,707 10,940 15,110 16,189 20,776 20,247 13,038 9,148 12,656 13,027 10,821
Other immigrants 981 1,389 1,683 1,896 1,868 2,234 2,825 3,901 3,796 284 1,547 1,500
Category not stated 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Females 50,079 75,091 82,394 95,677 107,051 115,533 128,762 136,951 118,800 110,966 115,641 109,692
Family class 42,381 53,798 51,389 60,943 74,667 87,949 101,109 112,641 94,188 77,378 68,317 59,927
Economic immigrants 35,797 74,077 80,201 90,130 97,924 86,493 95,788 105,645 102,305 106,624 125,368 128,349
Refugees  19,187 21,456 26,760 36,852 40,216 54,074 52,338 30,593 20,433 28,093 28,474 24,307
Other immigrants 1,835 2,666 3,170 3,567 3,601 4,248 5,544 7,751 7,453 761 3,865 3,400
Category not stated 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gender not stated 154 81 64 53 44 44 13 11 8 9 46 52
Total 99,354 152,078 161,584 191,547 216,452 232,808 254,792 256,641 224,387 212,865 226,071 216,035
Number
Category 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Family class 19,895 21,458 23,292 26,044 24,295 24,870 23,730 25,052 28,516 26,466 26,710 26,976 24,934
Economic immigrants 51,401 57,835 72,669 82,540 73,664 63,953 70,081 80,901 71,892 67,846 75,752 78,216 94,959
Refugees  12,333 13,201 16,124 14,921 13,232 13,791 16,971 18,561 16,687 14,282 11,005 11,596 12,606
Other immigrants 1,353 539 260 107 1,559 3,885 3,382 3,255 5,029 5,376 5,145 5,184 4,498
Category not stated 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3
Males 84,982 93,033 112,345 123,613 112,750 106,499 114,164 127,770 122,125 113,971 118,612 121,973 137,000
Family class 30,970 33,802 37,321 40,743 37,993 40,250 38,542 38,322 41,999 39,774 38,872 38,228 35,286
Economic immigrants 46,508 51,410 63,613 73,176 64,199 57,093 63,666 75,411 66,358 63,399 73,318 75,275 91,954
Refugees  10,509 11,196 13,967 12,995 11,881 12,192 15,715 17,214 15,813 13,672 10,853 11,254 12,090
Other immigrants 1,194 492 200 99 2,221 5,312 3,733 3,522 5,344 5,936 5,590 5,442 4,347
Category not stated 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 4
Females 89,181 96,900 115,101 127,013 116,294 114,848 121,656 134,470 129,515 122,781 128,635 130,199 143,681
Family class 50,865 55,260 60,613 66,787 62,288 65,120 62,272 63,374 70,515 66,240 65,582 65,204 60,220
Economic immigrants 97,909 109,245 136,282 155,716 137,863 121,046 133,747 156,312 138,250 131,245 149,070 153,491 186,913
Refugees  22,842 24,397 30,091 27,916 25,113 25,983 32,686 35,775 32,500 27,954 21,858 22,850 24,696
Other immigrants 2,547 1,031 460 206 3,780 9,197 7,115 6,777 10,373 11,312 10,735 10,626 8,845
Category not stated 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 7
Gender not stated 32 18 9 12 4 2 4 1 2 2 1 0 0
Total 174,195 189,951 227,455 250,638 229,048 221,349 235,824 262,241 251,642 236,754 247,248 252,172 280,681
Percentage distribution
Category 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Family class 37.1 29.9 26.7 27.8 30.8 33.1 34.4 39.5 37.9 31.7 25.5 22.7
Economic immigrants 37.9 51.9 51.4 47.7 45.7 36.8 37.9 42.6 47.9 52.7 58.4 62.9
Refugees  23.2 16.6 20.0 22.7 22.0 28.4 25.5 14.7 10.7 15.2 14.0 12.7
Other immigrants 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.2 3.2 3.5 0.5 2.1 1.8
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Males 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Family class 48.2 41.1 36.7 35.8 38.3 42.6 44.8 47.7 45.6 40.7 34.8 32.7
Economic immigrants 34.3 45.5 48.0 46.4 44.8 37.5 37.3 39.9 43.5 47.7 52.6 56.1
Refugees  15.5 11.6 13.3 15.8 15.1 18.0 15.7 9.5 7.7 11.4 11.3 9.9
Other immigrants 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.8 3.2 0.3 1.3 1.4
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Females 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Family class 42.7 35.4 31.8 31.8 34.5 37.8 39.7 43.9 42.0 36.4 30.2 27.7
Economic immigrants 36.0 48.7 49.6 47.1 45.2 37.2 37.6 41.2 45.6 50.1 55.5 59.4
Refugees  19.3 14.1 16.6 19.2 18.6 23.2 20.5 11.9 9.1 13.2 12.6 11.3
Other immigrants 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.2 3.0 3.3 0.4 1.7 1.6
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender not stated 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Percentage distribution
Category 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Family class 23.4 23.1 20.7 21.1 21.5 23.4 20.8 19.6 23.3 23.2 22.5 22.1 18.2
Economic immigrants 60.5 62.2 64.7 66.8 65.3 60.1 61.4 63.3 58.9 59.5 63.9 64.1 69.3
Refugees  14.5 14.2 14.4 12.1 11.7 12.9 14.9 14.5 13.7 12.5 9.3 9.5 9.2
Other immigrants 1.6 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.4 3.6 3.0 2.5 4.1 4.7 4.3 4.3 3.3
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Males 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Family class 34.7 34.9 32.4 32.1 32.7 35.0 31.7 28.5 32.4 32.4 30.2 29.4 24.6
Economic immigrants 52.2 53.1 55.3 57.6 55.2 49.7 52.3 56.1 51.2 51.6 57.0 57.8 64.0
Refugees  11.8 11.6 12.1 10.2 10.2 10.6 12.9 12.8 12.2 11.1 8.4 8.6 8.4
Other immigrants 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.9 4.6 3.1 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.0
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Females 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Family class 29.2 29.1 26.6 26.6 27.2 29.4 26.4 24.2 28.0 28.0 26.5 25.9 21.5
Economic immigrants 56.2 57.5 59.9 62.1 60.2 54.7 56.7 59.6 54.9 55.4 60.3 60.9 66.6
Refugees  13.1 12.8 13.2 11.1 11.0 11.7 13.9 13.6 12.9 11.8 8.8 9.1 8.8
Other immigrants 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.7 4.2 3.0 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.2
Category not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Gender not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canada – Permanent residents by category, 1986 to 2010
Image Representing Canada – Permanent residents by category, 1986 to 2010 as describe above

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