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

Temporary residents


Canada – Refugee claimants present on December 1st by top source countries

Number
Source country* 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Mexico 4,657 5,893 6,899 7,982 10,004 13,377 18,280 20,991 16,050 10,772
Haiti 887 860 857 961 1,432 4,485 9,233 10,285 9,260 7,210
China, People's Republic of 7,194 7,060 6,867 6,454 6,264 5,947 6,415 6,622 6,640 6,909
Hungary 5,259 3,437 2,469 1,591 1,074 666 651 2,552 4,270 6,813
Colombia 4,735 5,948 7,550 6,133 4,078 4,457 6,361 7,217 6,204 4,681
Nigeria 2,445 2,651 2,656 2,499 2,432 2,511 2,846 2,991 3,187 3,037
India 5,186 5,062 4,750 4,463 4,054 3,556 3,280 3,054 2,907 2,989
Sri Lanka 6,855 6,400 5,646 4,430 4,008 3,634 3,349 2,823 2,860 2,668
Pakistan 9,281 11,616 9,661 7,248 5,356 3,845 3,157 2,588 2,268 2,513
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 708 1,037 1,182 1,331 1,333 1,230 1,374 1,680 2,027 2,158
Congo, Democratic Republic of 3,219 3,101 2,714 2,405 2,230 1,915 1,943 1,911 1,801 1,787
Turkey 3,165 2,953 2,329 1,519 1,220 920 843 854 925 1,013
Zimbabwe 2,960 2,465 1,320 1,474 1,864 1,582 1,584 1,522 1,256 1,002
Czech Republic 297 272 225 180 140 121 808 2,537 1,759 841
United States 423 659 716 703 804 1,478 2,115 1,924 1,265 792
Guyana 1,331 1,803 1,885 1,767 1,726 1,491 1,284 1,004 689 474
Costa Rica 2,189 3,444 3,131 1,959 1,081 617 355 247 170 116
Top 10 source countries 52,511 54,914 52,343 45,340 42,016 45,309 56,979 61,660 55,673 49,750
Other countries 63,532 67,166 61,584 53,243 46,456 40,993 42,391 46,414 45,668 45,006
Total 116,043 122,080 113,927 98,583 88,472 86,302 99,370 108,074 101,341 94,756

* For refugee claimants, source country refers to the principal country of alleged persecution

Percentage Distribution
Source country* 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Mexico 4.0 4.8 6.1 8.1 11.3 15.5 18.4 19.4 15.8 11.4
Haiti 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.6 5.2 9.3 9.5 9.1 7.6
China, People's Republic of 6.2 5.8 6.0 6.5 7.1 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.6 7.3
Hungary 4.5 2.8 2.2 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.7 2.4 4.2 7.2
Colombia 4.1 4.9 6.6 6.2 4.6 5.2 6.4 6.7 6.1 4.9
Nigeria 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.2
India 4.5 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.1 3.3 2.8 2.9 3.2
Sri Lanka 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.4 2.6 2.8 2.8
Pakistan 8.0 9.5 8.5 7.4 6.1 4.5 3.2 2.4 2.2 2.7
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.3
Congo, Democratic Republic of 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9
Turkey 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1
Zimbabwe 2.6 2.0 1.2 1.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1
Czech Republic 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.8 2.3 1.7 0.9
United States 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.7 2.1 1.8 1.2 0.8
Guyana 1.1 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.5
Costa Rica 1.9 2.8 2.7 2.0 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
Top 10 source countries 45.3 45.0 45.9 46.0 47.5 52.5 57.3 57.1 54.9 52.5
Other countries 54.7 55.0 54.1 54.0 52.5 47.5 42.7 42.9 45.1 47.5
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

* For refugee claimants, source country refers to the principal country of alleged persecution

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