Preliminary tables – Permanent and temporary residents, 2011

Canada – Permanent residents by category, 2007‑2011

Category 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Spouses and partners 44,912 44,208 43,902 40,763 38,514
Sons and daughters 3,338 3,254 3,025 2,956 2,739
Parents and grandparents 15,813 16,600 17,178 15,326 14,072
Others 2,179 1,519 1,100 1,177 1,094
Family class 66,242 65,581 65,205 60,222 56,419
Skilled workers – principal applicants 41,251 43,360 40,734 48,822 36,770
Skilled workers – spouses and dependants 56,601 60,372 55,221 70,537 51,991
Entrepreneurs – principal applicants 580 446 370 291 184
Entrepreneurs – spouses and dependants 1,577 1,255 943 796 522
Self-employed - principal applicants 204 164 182 174 113
Self-employed - spouses and dependants 375 341 360 326 236
Investors – principal applicants 2,025 2,832 2,871 3,223 2,991
Investors – spouses and dependants 5,420 7,370 7,432 8,492 7,603
Canadian Experience Class – principal applicants     1,775 2,533 3,973
Canadian Experience Class – spouse and dependants     770 1,385 2,049
Provincial/territorial nominees – principal applicants 6,329 8,343 11,800 13,856 15,290
Provincial/territorial nominees – spouses and dependants 10,764 14,075 18,579 22,574 23,112
Live-in caregivers – principal applicants 3,433 6,157 6,273 7,664 5,032
Live-in caregivers – spouses and dependants 2,685 4,354 6,182 6,247 6,211
Economic immigrants 131,244 149,069 153,492 186,920 156,077
Government-assisted refugees 7,572 7,295 7,425 7,264 7,365
Privately sponsored refugees 3,588 3,512 5,036 4,833 5,564
Refugees landed in Canada 11,696 6,994 7,206 9,041 10,741
Refugee dependants 5,098 4,057 3,183 3,559 4,182
Refugees 27,954 21,858 22,850 24,697 27,852
DROC and PDRCC* 15 2 4 0 6
Temporary resident permit holders 107 113 106 109 88
Humanitarian and Compassionate cases 4,347 3,452 3,142 2,900 2,690
Other H and C cases outside the family class / Public Policy 6,843 7,168 7,374 5,836 5,525
Other immigrants 11,312 10,735 10,626 8,845 8,309
Category not stated 1 2 1 7 3
Total 236,753 247,245 252,174 280,691 248,660

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

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada, RDM, Preliminary 2011 Data.

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