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Temporary residents


Canada – Temporary residents present on December 1st by gender and yearly status
1986 to 2010

Number
Yearly status 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Foreign workers 27,997 36,357 45,811 51,760 58,416 54,706 50,229 45,236 45,295 46,083 46,422 49,559
Foreign students 27,831 27,550 30,277 33,966 36,124 37,534 38,184 37,536 35,875 36,815 41,276 43,747
 Refugee
 claimants
10,474 32,089 44,072 47,382 45,933 48,148 48,935 47,996 47,406
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
66,804 63,635 4,308 2,645 1,914 2,086 1,847 2,003 1,891
Humanitarian population 23,622 27,662 30,662 77,278 95,724 48,380 50,027 47,847 50,234 50,782 49,999 49,297
Other 14,138 15,662 14,054 17,469 20,600 17,770 14,591 12,802 13,175 14,948 16,163 16,840
Males 93,588 107,231 120,804 180,473 210,864 158,390 153,031 143,421 144,579 148,628 153,860 159,443
Foreign workers 21,237 25,115 30,602 37,605 49,323 49,335 43,396 31,370 26,640 25,038 23,810 23,862
Foreign students 18,622 19,923 23,275 27,461 30,322 32,148 32,670 32,355 31,620 33,214 37,710 40,557
 Refugee
 claimants
5,544 17,223 25,165 29,018 27,646 29,565 30,860 31,102 30,295
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
34,461 33,744 3,004 1,897 1,392 1,300 1,128 1,099 1,079
Humanitarian population 10,718 11,011 12,645 40,005 50,967 28,169 30,915 29,038 30,865 31,988 32,201 31,374
Other 20,652 22,932 19,797 23,589 27,584 26,410 24,157 20,169 20,619 21,645 22,441 22,829
Females 71,229 78,981 86,319 128,660 158,196 136,062 131,138 112,932 109,744 111,885 116,162 118,622
Foreign workers 49,241 61,478 76,440 89,392 107,763 104,076 93,660 76,664 71,974 71,168 70,276 73,464
Foreign students 46,459 47,480 53,559 61,434 66,451 69,683 70,857 69,894 67,497 70,032 78,991 84,313
 Refugee
 claimants
16,058 49,358 69,250 76,411 73,587 77,717 79,796 79,100 77,702
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
101,281 97,394 7,312 4,542 3,306 3,386 2,975 3,102 2,970
Humanitarian population 34,344 38,680 43,315 117,339 146,752 76,562 80,953 76,893 81,103 82,771 82,202 80,672
Other 34,795 38,599 33,861 41,070 48,198 44,184 38,749 32,972 33,795 36,597 38,605 39,669
Total 164,839 186,237 207,175 309,235 369,164 294,505 284,219 256,423 254,369 260,568 270,074 278,118
Number
Yearly status 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Foreign workers 52,685 55,952 61,334 64,915 64,771 67,450 74,086 82,745 94,043 114,850 144,555 160,062 160,211
Foreign students 44,217 50,768 59,688 72,045 80,056 86,146 89,473 91,187 92,811 96,302 98,183 109,914 123,816
 Refugee
 claimants
47,258 49,801 55,132 65,477 69,395 72,244 67,168 57,925 51,690 49,971 56,654 61,061 56,618
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1,769 5,511 2,918 2,123 2,558 2,154 1,990 1,833 1,821 1,905 1,781 1,659 1,786
Humanitarian population 49,027 55,312 58,050 67,600 71,953 74,398 69,158 59,758 53,511 51,876 58,435 62,720 58,404
Other 16,435 17,974 20,827 20,952 23,291 23,754 25,717 26,272 25,785 24,997 25,604 24,787 24,680
Males 162,364 180,006 199,899 225,512 240,071 251,748 258,434 259,962 266,150 288,025 326,777 357,483 367,111
Foreign workers 24,321 26,014 28,325 31,463 36,320 42,225 50,944 57,942 66,809 84,393 105,233 121,280 122,548
Foreign students 41,458 46,415 54,207 64,432 70,249 73,301 75,053 75,677 77,046 79,431 79,578 86,046 94,333
 Refugee
 claimants
29,682 30,852 34,476 42,795 46,479 49,567 46,377 40,138 36,162 35,602 41,785 45,467 41,760
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1,005 4,678 2,164 1,462 1,925 1,536 1,366 1,368 1,313 1,321 1,237 1,081 1,527
Humanitarian population 30,687 35,530 36,640 44,257 48,404 51,103 47,743 41,506 37,475 36,923 43,022 46,548 43,287
Other 22,891 25,085 28,055 29,977 32,593 32,054 34,549 35,585 36,295 34,647 35,991 33,789 33,490
Females 119,357 133,044 147,227 170,129 187,566 198,683 208,289 210,710 217,625 235,394 263,824 287,663 293,658
Foreign workers 77,062 81,987 89,669 96,390 101,099 109,679 125,034 140,690 160,854 199,246 249,796 281,349 282,771
Foreign students 85,697 97,199 113,929 136,495 150,315 159,457 164,534 166,872 169,870 175,746 177,772 195,973 218,161
 Refugee
 claimants
76,940 80,654 89,610 108,275 115,877 121,813 113,546 98,064 87,852 85,573 98,439 106,530 98,380
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
2,774 10,189 5,082 3,585 4,483 3,690 3,356 3,201 3,134 3,226 3,018 2,740 3,313
Humanitarian population 79,714 90,843 94,692 111,860 120,360 125,503 116,902 101,265 90,986 88,799 101,457 109,270 101,693
Other 39,327 43,062 48,884 50,930 55,886 55,810 60,267 61,859 62,082 59,648 61,600 58,581 58,176
Total 281,800 313,091 347,174 395,675 427,660 450,449 466,737 470,686 483,792 523,439 590,625 645,173 660,801
Percentage distribution
Yearly status 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Foreign workers 29.9 33.9 37.9 28.7 27.7 34.5 32.8 31.5 31.3 31.0 30.2 31.1
Foreign students 29.7 25.7 25.1 18.8 17.1 23.7 25.0 26.2 24.8 24.8 26.8 27.4
 Refugee
 claimants
5.8 15.2 27.8 31.0 32.0 33.3 32.9 31.2 29.7
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
37.0 30.2 2.7 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2
Humanitarian population 25.2 25.8 25.4 42.8 45.4 30.5 32.7 33.4 34.7 34.2 32.5 30.9
Other 15.1 14.6 11.6 9.7 9.8 11.2 9.5 8.9 9.1 10.1 10.5 10.6
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
Foreign workers 29.8 31.8 35.5 29.2 31.2 36.3 33.1 27.8 24.3 22.4 20.5 20.1
Foreign students 26.1 25.2 27.0 21.3 19.2 23.6 24.9 28.6 28.8 29.7 32.5 34.2
 Refugee
 claimants
4.3 10.9 18.5 22.1 24.5 26.9 27.6 26.8 25.5
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
26.8 21.3 2.2 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9
Humanitarian population 15.0 13.9 14.6 31.1 32.2 20.7 23.6 25.7 28.1 28.6 27.7 26.4
Other 29.0 29.0 22.9 18.3 17.4 19.4 18.4 17.9 18.8 19.3 19.3 19.2
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
Foreign workers 29.9 33.0 36.9 28.9 29.2 35.3 33.0 29.9 28.3 27.3 26.0 26.4
Foreign students 28.2 25.5 25.9 19.9 18.0 23.7 24.9 27.3 26.5 26.9 29.2 30.3
 Refugee
 claimants
5.2 13.4 23.5 26.9 28.7 30.6 30.6 29.3 27.9
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
32.8 26.4 2.5 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1
Humanitarian population 20.8 20.8 20.9 37.9 39.8 26.0 28.5 30.0 31.9 31.8 30.4 29.0
Other 21.1 20.7 16.3 13.3 13.1 15.0 13.6 12.9 13.3 14.0 14.3 14.3
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
Yearly status 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Foreign workers 32.4 31.1 30.7 28.8 27.0 26.8 28.7 31.8 35.3 39.9 44.2 44.8 43.6
Foreign students 27.2 28.2 29.9 31.9 33.3 34.2 34.6 35.1 34.9 33.4 30.0 30.7 33.7
 Refugee
 claimants
29.1 27.7 27.6 29.0 28.9 28.7 26.0 22.3 19.4 17.3 17.3 17.1 15.4
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1.1 3.1 1.5 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5
Humanitarian population 30.2 30.7 29.0 30.0 30.0 29.6 26.8 23.0 20.1 18.0 17.9 17.5 15.9
Other 10.1 10.0 10.4 9.3 9.7 9.4 10.0 10.1 9.7 8.7 7.8 6.9 6.7
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
Foreign workers 20.4 19.6 19.2 18.5 19.4 21.3 24.5 27.5 30.7 35.9 39.9 42.2 41.7
Foreign students 34.7 34.9 36.8 37.9 37.5 36.9 36.0 35.9 35.4 33.7 30.2 29.9 32.1
 Refugee
 claimants
24.9 23.2 23.4 25.2 24.8 24.9 22.3 19.0 16.6 15.1 15.8 15.8 14.2
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
0.8 3.5 1.5 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
Humanitarian population 25.7 26.7 24.9 26.0 25.8 25.7 22.9 19.7 17.2 15.7 16.3 16.2 14.7
Other 19.2 18.9 19.1 17.6 17.4 16.1 16.6 16.9 16.7 14.7 13.6 11.7 11.4
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
Foreign workers 27.3 26.2 25.8 24.4 23.6 24.3 26.8 29.9 33.2 38.1 42.3 43.6 42.8
Foreign students 30.4 31.0 32.8 34.5 35.1 35.4 35.3 35.5 35.1 33.6 30.1 30.4 33.0
 Refugee
 claimants
27.3 25.8 25.8 27.4 27.1 27.0 24.3 20.8 18.2 16.3 16.7 16.5 14.9
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1.0 3.3 1.5 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
Humanitarian population 28.3 29.0 27.3 28.3 28.1 27.9 25.0 21.5 18.8 17.0 17.2 16.9 15.4
Other 14.0 13.8 14.1 12.9 13.1 12.4 12.9 13.1 12.8 11.4 10.4 9.1 8.8
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 – Total entries of temporary residents by yearly status, 1986 to 2010
Image Representing Canada – Total entries of temporary residents by yearly  status, 1986 to 2010 as describe above
Canada – Temporary residents present on December 1st by yearly status, 1986 to 2010

Image Representing Canada – Temporary residents present  on December 1st by yearly status, 1986 to 2010 as describe above

 

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