Facts and figures 2011 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents

Permanent residents


Canada – Permanent residents by gender and category, 1987 to 2011

Number
Category 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Family class 22,974 21,154 26,669 33,663 38,779 43,393 47,268 40,023 32,256 28,121 24,079 19,895
Economic immigrants 39,908 40,667 45,733 49,932 43,137 47,813 51,007 50,613 53,720 64,497 66,827 51,400
Refugees  12,748 15,817 21,743 24,027 33,300 32,090 17,555 11,285 15,437 15,449 13,486 12,332
Other immigrants 1,277 1,487 1,671 1,733 2,013 2,719 3,850 3,657 477 2,318 1,900 1,353
Category not stated 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Males 76,907 79,125 95,817 109,355 117,229 126,015 119,680 105,578 101,890 110,386 106,292 84,980
Family class 30,825 30,237 34,273 41,002 49,171 57,717 65,373 54,164 45,122 40,194 35,847 30,969
Economic immigrants 34,169 39,535 44,398 47,992 43,356 47,975 54,638 51,692 52,904 60,871 61,522 46,509
Refugees  8,707 10,942 15,111 16,190 20,774 20,249 13,038 9,148 12,656 13,025 10,821 10,510
Other immigrants 1,389 1,683 1,896 1,868 2,235 2,825 3,901 3,796 284 1,547 1,500 1,194
Category not stated 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Females 75,090 82,397 95,679 107,052 115,536 128,766 136,950 118,800 110,966 115,637 109,690 89,182
Family class 53,799 51,391 60,942 74,665 87,950 101,110 112,641 94,187 77,378 68,315 59,926 50,864
Economic immigrants 74,077 80,202 90,131 97,924 86,493 95,788 105,645 102,305 106,624 125,368 128,349 97,909
Refugees  21,455 26,759 36,854 40,217 54,074 52,339 30,593 20,433 28,093 28,474 24,307 22,842
Other immigrants 2,666 3,170 3,567 3,601 4,248 5,544 7,751 7,453 761 3,865 3,400 2,547
Category not stated 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gender not stated 82 64 54 44 44 12 11 7 10 48 53 33
Total 152,079 161,586 191,550 216,451 232,809 254,793 256,641 224,385 212,866 226,071 216,035 174,195
Number
Category 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Family class 21,456 23,293 26,041 24,291 24,868 23,730 25,047 28,523 26,465 26,709 26,979 24,941 23,763
Economic immigrants 57,834 72,669 82,542 73,665 63,952 70,081 80,899 71,890 67,845 75,752 78,211 94,957 80,014
Refugees  13,202 16,124 14,921 13,232 13,791 16,972 18,560 16,687 14,282 11,003 11,595 12,607 13,970
Other immigrants 539 260 107 1,559 3,885 3,382 3,256 5,029 5,377 5,145 5,184 4,498 4,038
Category not stated 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 1
Males 93,031 112,346 123,612 112,747 106,496 114,165 127,763 122,130 113,970 118,609 121,970 137,006 121,786
Family class 33,803 37,320 40,745 37,996 40,252 38,542 38,326 41,992 39,775 38,872 38,226 35,281 32,682
Economic immigrants 51,410 63,613 73,174 64,198 57,094 63,665 75,414 66,359 63,399 73,316 75,281 91,963 76,107
Refugees  11,196 13,967 12,995 11,881 12,192 15,714 17,215 15,812 13,672 10,855 11,255 12,090 13,902
Other immigrants 492 200 99 2,221 5,311 3,733 3,522 5,344 5,935 5,591 5,442 4,347 4,268
Category not stated 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 2
Females 96,901 115,100 127,013 116,296 114,850 121,654 134,478 129,508 122,781 128,636 130,204 143,685 126,961
Family class 55,259 60,613 66,786 62,287 65,120 62,272 63,373 70,515 66,240 65,581 65,205 60,222 56,445
Economic immigrants 109,244 136,282 155,716 137,863 121,046 133,746 156,313 138,249 131,244 149,068 153,492 186,920 156,121
Refugees  24,398 30,091 27,916 25,113 25,983 32,686 35,775 32,499 27,954 21,858 22,850 24,697 27,872
Other immigrants 1,031 460 206 3,780 9,196 7,115 6,778 10,373 11,312 10,736 10,626 8,845 8,306
Category not stated 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 7 3
Gender not stated 18 9 12 5 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 1
Total 189,950 227,455 250,637 229,048 221,349 235,823 262,242 251,640 236,753 247,246 252,174 280,691 248,748
Percentage distribution
Category 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Family class 29.9 26.7 27.8 30.8 33.1 34.4 39.5 37.9 31.7 25.5 22.7 23.4
Economic immigrants 51.9 51.4 47.7 45.7 36.8 37.9 42.6 47.9 52.7 58.4 62.9 60.5
Refugees  16.6 20.0 22.7 22.0 28.4 25.5 14.7 10.7 15.2 14.0 12.7 14.5
Other immigrants 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.2 3.2 3.5 0.5 2.1 1.8 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
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 41.1 36.7 35.8 38.3 42.6 44.8 47.7 45.6 40.7 34.8 32.7 34.7
Economic immigrants 45.5 48.0 46.4 44.8 37.5 37.3 39.9 43.5 47.7 52.6 56.1 52.2
Refugees  11.6 13.3 15.8 15.1 18.0 15.7 9.5 7.7 11.4 11.3 9.9 11.8
Other immigrants 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.8 3.2 0.3 1.3 1.4 1.3
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
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 35.4 31.8 31.8 34.5 37.8 39.7 43.9 42.0 36.4 30.2 27.7 29.2
Economic immigrants 48.7 49.6 47.1 45.2 37.2 37.6 41.2 45.6 50.1 55.5 59.4 56.2
Refugees  14.1 16.6 19.2 18.6 23.2 20.5 11.9 9.1 13.2 12.6 11.3 13.1
Other immigrants 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.2 3.0 3.3 0.4 1.7 1.6 1.5
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 0.1 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
Percentage distribution
Category 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Family class 23.1 20.7 21.1 21.5 23.4 20.8 19.6 23.4 23.2 22.5 22.1 18.2 19.5
Economic immigrants 62.2 64.7 66.8 65.3 60.1 61.4 63.3 58.9 59.5 63.9 64.1 69.3 65.7
Refugees  14.2 14.4 12.1 11.7 12.9 14.9 14.5 13.7 12.5 9.3 9.5 9.2 11.5
Other immigrants 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.4 3.6 3.0 2.5 4.1 4.7 4.3 4.3 3.3 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 34.9 32.4 32.1 32.7 35.0 31.7 28.5 32.4 32.4 30.2 29.4 24.6 25.7
Economic immigrants 53.1 55.3 57.6 55.2 49.7 52.3 56.1 51.2 51.6 57.0 57.8 64.0 59.9
Refugees  11.6 12.1 10.2 10.2 10.6 12.9 12.8 12.2 11.1 8.4 8.6 8.4 10.9
Other immigrants 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.9 4.6 3.1 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.0 3.4
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 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 29.1 26.6 26.6 27.2 29.4 26.4 24.2 28.0 28.0 26.5 25.9 21.5 22.7
Economic immigrants 57.5 59.9 62.1 60.2 54.7 56.7 59.6 54.9 55.4 60.3 60.9 66.6 62.8
Refugees  12.8 13.2 11.1 11.0 11.7 13.9 13.6 12.9 11.8 8.8 9.1 8.8 11.2
Other immigrants 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.7 4.2 3.0 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.2 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
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, 1987 to 2011

Canada – Permanent residents by category, 1987 to 2011. Data tables above.

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