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

Permanent residents


Canada – Permanent residents by gender and source area

Number
Source area 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Africa and the Middle East 24,620 22,609 25,169 25,117 26,573 24,738 25,713 28,362 34,400 30,422
Asia and Pacific 57,261 53,158 53,864 65,630 59,147 51,961 54,042 54,224 63,147 57,064
South and Central America 9,055 9,458 10,534 11,651 11,651 12,315 12,715 12,858 13,514 12,874
United States 2,413 2,792 3,604 4,425 5,401 5,106 5,509 4,822 4,579 4,366
Europe and the United Kingdom 19,385 18,476 20,970 20,898 19,305 19,785 20,588 21,688 21,337 17,032
Source area not stated 13 3 24 42 53 65 42 16 29 28
Males 112,747 106,496 114,165 127,763 122,130 113,970 118,609 121,970 137,006 121,786
Africa and the Middle East 21,720 21,065 24,361 24,161 25,286 23,824 25,599 27,790 32,294 28,903
Asia and Pacific 61,793 60,567 60,703 72,419 67,320 60,693 63,437 62,951 71,863 63,266
South and Central America 10,413 10,891 11,720 12,992 12,653 13,575 13,780 13,918 14,843 14,574
United States 2,881 3,221 3,903 4,838 5,541 5,343 5,707 4,901 4,666 4,463
Europe and the United Kingdom 19,481 19,094 20,931 20,010 18,640 19,284 20,061 20,624 19,982 15,723
Source area not stated 8 12 36 58 68 62 52 20 37 32
Females 116,296 114,850 121,654 134,478 129,508 122,781 128,636 130,204 143,685 126,961
Africa and the Middle East 46,340 43,674 49,530 49,278 51,859 48,562 51,312 56,152 66,694 59,325
Asia and Pacific 119,054 113,725 114,567 138,049 126,467 112,654 117,479 117,175 135,010 120,330
South and Central America 19,468 20,349 22,254 24,643 24,304 25,890 26,495 26,776 28,357 27,448
United States 5,294 6,013 7,507 9,263 10,942 10,449 11,216 9,723 9,245 8,829
Europe and the United Kingdom 38,866 37,570 41,901 40,908 37,945 39,069 40,649 42,312 41,319 32,755
Source area not stated 21 15 60 100 121 127 94 36 66 60
Gender not stated 5 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 1
Total 229,048 221,349 235,823 262,242 251,640 236,753 247,246 252,174 280,691 248,748
Percentage distribution
Source area 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Africa and the Middle East 21.8 21.2 22.0 19.7 21.8 21.7 21.7 23.3 25.1 25.0
Asia and Pacific 50.8 49.9 47.2 51.4 48.4 45.6 45.6 44.5 46.1 46.9
South and Central America 8.0 8.9 9.2 9.1 9.5 10.8 10.7 10.5 9.9 10.6
United States 2.1 2.6 3.2 3.5 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.0 3.3 3.6
Europe and the United Kingdom 17.2 17.3 18.4 16.4 15.8 17.4 17.4 17.8 15.6 14.0
Source area not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 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
Africa and the Middle East 18.7 18.3 20.0 18.0 19.5 19.4 19.9 21.3 22.5 22.8
Asia and Pacific 53.1 52.7 49.9 53.9 52.0 49.4 49.3 48.3 50.0 49.8
South and Central America 9.0 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 11.1 10.7 10.7 10.3 11.5
United States 2.5 2.8 3.2 3.6 4.3 4.4 4.4 3.8 3.2 3.5
Europe and the United Kingdom 16.8 16.6 17.2 14.9 14.4 15.7 15.6 15.8 13.9 12.4
Source area not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 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
Africa and the Middle East 20.2 19.7 21.0 18.8 20.6 20.5 20.8 22.3 23.8 23.8
Asia and Pacific 52.0 51.4 48.6 52.6 50.3 47.6 47.5 46.5 48.1 48.4
South and Central America 8.5 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.7 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.1 11.0
United States 2.3 2.7 3.2 3.5 4.3 4.4 4.5 3.9 3.3 3.5
Europe and the United Kingdom 17.0 17.0 17.8 15.6 15.1 16.5 16.4 16.8 14.7 13.2
Source area not stated 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 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
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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