Facts and figures 2012 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents

Temporary residents


Canada – Temporary residents present on December 1st by gender and yearly status, 1988 to 2012

Number
Yearly status 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Foreign workers 45,735 51,660 58,312 54,632 50,142 45,173 45,214 46,023 46,383 49,534 52,666 55,917
Foreign students 30,277 33,962 36,124 37,530 38,184 37,527 35,867 36,809 41,265 43,744 44,202 50,754
 Refugee
 claimants
10,475 32,090 44,071 47,389 45,937 48,164 48,971 48,047 47,468 47,344 49,915
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
30,752 66,916 63,750 4,398 2,756 2,004 2,183 1,932 2,067 1,929 1,798 5,539
Humanitarian population 30,752 77,391 95,840 48,469 50,145 47,941 50,347 50,903 50,114 49,397 49,142 55,454
Other 14,053 17,466 20,589 17,768 14,579 12,791 13,157 14,932 16,145 16,828 16,427 17,963
Males 120,817 180,479 210,865 158,399 153,050 143,432 144,585 148,667 153,907 159,503 162,437 180,088
Foreign workers 30,534 37,545 49,254 49,293 43,355 31,343 26,610 25,010 23,785 23,846 24,308 26,004
Foreign students 23,276 27,461 30,317 32,148 32,668 32,349 31,613 33,202 37,710 40,547 41,451 46,409
 Refugee
 claimants
5,542 17,213 25,158 29,015 27,649 29,577 30,877 31,127 30,329 29,732 30,921
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
12,727 34,534 33,826 3,058 1,967 1,444 1,358 1,190 1,142 1,112 1,028 4,700
Humanitarian population 12,727 40,076 51,039 28,216 30,982 29,093 30,935 32,067 32,269 31,441 30,760 35,621
Other 19,792 23,583 27,583 26,414 24,144 20,151 20,601 21,627 22,436 22,822 22,883 25,081
Females 86,329 128,665 158,193 136,071 131,149 112,936 109,759 111,906 116,200 118,656 119,402 133,115
Foreign workers 76,269 89,205 107,566 103,925 93,497 76,516 71,824 71,033 70,168 73,380 76,974 81,921
Foreign students 53,553 61,423 66,441 69,678 70,852 69,876 67,480 70,011 78,975 84,291 85,653 97,163
 Refugee
 claimants
16,017 49,303 69,229 76,404 73,586 77,741 79,848 79,174 77,797 77,076 80,836
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
43,479 101,450 97,576 7,456 4,723 3,448 3,541 3,122 3,209 3,041 2,826 10,239
Humanitarian population 43,479 117,467 146,879 76,685 81,127 77,034 81,282 82,970 82,383 80,838 79,902 91,075
Other 33,845 41,049 48,172 44,182 38,723 32,942 33,758 36,559 38,581 39,650 39,310 43,044
Gender not stated 54 106 108 54 52 75 48 58 53 53 81 45
Total 207,200 309,250 369,166 294,524 284,251 256,443 254,392 260,631 270,160 278,212 281,920 313,248
Number
Yearly status 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Foreign workers 61,310 61,310 64,758 67,439 74,066 82,719 93,965 114,727 144,402 159,713 159,703 170,293 192,623
Foreign students 59,668 59,668 80,033 86,119 89,442 91,167 92,773 96,241 98,106 109,781 123,685 135,580 149,962
 Refugee
 claimants
55,260 55,260 69,593 72,542 67,566 58,499 52,373 50,759 57,637 62,554 59,418 56,270 51,519
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
2,947 2,947 2,590 2,177 2,028 1,871 1,864 1,957 1,860 1,797 2,091 1,828 1,629
Humanitarian population 58,207 58,207 72,183 74,719 69,594 60,370 54,237 52,716 59,497 64,351 61,509 58,098 53,148
Other 20,821 20,821 23,282 23,749 25,710 26,263 25,763 24,961 25,546 24,709 24,600 28,186 31,359
Males 200,006 200,006 240,256 252,026 258,812 260,519 266,738 288,645 327,551 358,554 369,497 392,157 427,092
Foreign workers 28,318 28,318 36,320 42,221 50,939 57,931 66,775 84,318 105,100 121,033 122,220 129,106 145,590
Foreign students 54,203 54,203 70,245 73,292 75,051 75,669 77,027 79,395 79,537 85,989 94,305 103,516 115,440
 Refugee
 claimants
34,556 34,556 46,605 49,766 46,667 40,530 36,645 36,205 42,552 46,728 44,234 41,762 37,865
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
2,185 2,185 1,941 1,551 1,379 1,388 1,332 1,351 1,303 1,183 1,768 1,553 1,305
Humanitarian population 36,741 36,741 48,546 51,317 48,046 41,918 37,977 37,556 43,855 47,911 46,002 43,315 39,170
Other 28,050 28,050 32,579 32,048 34,541 35,572 36,281 34,614 35,966 33,741 33,456 40,375 46,438
Females 147,312 147,312 187,690 198,878 208,577 211,090 218,060 235,883 264,458 288,674 295,983 316,312 346,638
Foreign workers 89,628 89,628 101,078 109,660 125,005 140,650 160,740 199,045 249,502 280,746 281,923 299,399 338,213
Foreign students 113,871 113,871 150,278 159,411 164,493 166,836 169,800 175,636 177,643 195,770 217,990 239,096 265,402
 Refugee
 claimants
89,816 89,816 116,198 122,308 114,233 99,029 89,018 86,964 100,189 109,282 103,652 98,032 89,384
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
5,132 5,132 4,531 3,728 3,407 3,259 3,196 3,308 3,163 2,980 3,859 3,381 2,934
Humanitarian population 94,948 94,948 120,729 126,036 117,640 102,288 92,214 90,272 103,352 112,262 107,511 101,413 92,318
Other 48,871 48,871 55,861 55,797 60,251 61,835 62,044 59,575 61,512 58,450 58,056 68,561 77,797
Gender not stated 52 52 28 25 21 17 17 24 20 17 18 20 28
Total 347,370 347,370 427,974 450,929 467,410 471,626 484,815 524,552 592,029 647,245 665,498 708,489 773,758
Percentage distribution
Yearly status 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Foreign workers 37.9 28.6 27.7 34.5 32.8 31.5 31.3 31.0 30.1 31.1 32.4 31.0
Foreign students 25.1 18.8 17.1 23.7 24.9 26.2 24.8 24.8 26.8 27.4 27.2 28.2
 Refugee
 claimants
5.8 15.2 27.8 31.0 32.0 33.3 32.9 31.2 29.8 29.1 27.7
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
25.5 37.1 30.2 2.8 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 3.1
Humanitarian population 25.5 42.9 45.5 30.6 32.8 33.4 34.8 34.2 32.6 31.0 30.3 30.8
Other 11.6 9.7 9.8 11.2 9.5 8.9 9.1 10.0 10.5 10.6 10.1 10.0
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
Foreign workers 35.4 29.2 31.1 36.2 33.1 27.8 24.2 22.3 20.5 20.1 20.4 19.5
Foreign students 27.0 21.3 19.2 23.6 24.9 28.6 28.8 29.7 32.5 34.2 34.7 34.9
 Refugee
 claimants
4.3 10.9 18.5 22.1 24.5 26.9 27.6 26.8 25.6 24.9 23.2
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
14.7 26.8 21.4 2.2 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 3.5
Humanitarian population 14.7 31.1 32.3 20.7 23.6 25.8 28.2 28.7 27.8 26.5 25.8 26.8
Other 22.9 18.3 17.4 19.4 18.4 17.8 18.8 19.3 19.3 19.2 19.2 18.8
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 36.8 28.8 29.1 35.3 32.9 29.8 28.2 27.3 26.0 26.4 27.3 26.2
Foreign students 25.8 19.9 18.0 23.7 24.9 27.2 26.5 26.9 29.2 30.3 30.4 31.0
 Refugee
 claimants
5.2 13.4 23.5 26.9 28.7 30.6 30.6 29.3 28.0 27.3 25.8
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
21.0 32.8 26.4 2.5 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 3.3
Humanitarian population 21.0 38.0 39.8 26.0 28.5 30.0 32.0 31.8 30.5 29.1 28.3 29.1
Other 16.3 13.3 13.0 15.0 13.6 12.8 13.3 14.0 14.3 14.3 13.9 13.7
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
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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Foreign workers 30.7 28.8 27.0 26.8 28.6 31.8 35.2 39.7 44.1 44.5 43.2 43.4 45.1
Foreign students 29.8 31.9 33.3 34.2 34.6 35.0 34.8 33.3 30.0 30.6 33.5 34.6 35.1
 Refugee
 claimants
27.6 29.1 29.0 28.8 26.1 22.5 19.6 17.6 17.6 17.4 16.1 14.3 12.1
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1.5 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4
Humanitarian population 29.1 30.0 30.0 29.6 26.9 23.2 20.3 18.3 18.2 17.9 16.6 14.8 12.4
Other 10.4 9.3 9.7 9.4 9.9 10.1 9.7 8.6 7.8 6.9 6.7 7.2 7.3
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 19.2 18.5 19.4 21.2 24.4 27.4 30.6 35.7 39.7 41.9 41.3 40.8 42.0
Foreign students 36.8 37.9 37.4 36.9 36.0 35.8 35.3 33.7 30.1 29.8 31.9 32.7 33.3
 Refugee
 claimants
23.5 25.2 24.8 25.0 22.4 19.2 16.8 15.3 16.1 16.2 14.9 13.2 10.9
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1.5 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4
Humanitarian population 24.9 26.1 25.9 25.8 23.0 19.9 17.4 15.9 16.6 16.6 15.5 13.7 11.3
Other 19.0 17.6 17.4 16.1 16.6 16.9 16.6 14.7 13.6 11.7 11.3 12.8 13.4
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 25.8 24.3 23.6 24.3 26.7 29.8 33.2 37.9 42.1 43.4 42.4 42.3 43.7
Foreign students 32.8 34.5 35.1 35.4 35.2 35.4 35.0 33.5 30.0 30.2 32.8 33.7 34.3
 Refugee
 claimants
25.9 27.4 27.2 27.1 24.4 21.0 18.4 16.6 16.9 16.9 15.6 13.8 11.6
 Other
 humanitarian
 cases
1.5 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4
Humanitarian population 27.3 28.3 28.2 28.0 25.2 21.7 19.0 17.2 17.5 17.3 16.2 14.3 11.9
Other 14.1 12.9 13.1 12.4 12.9 13.1 12.8 11.4 10.4 9.0 8.7 9.7 10.1
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 – Temporary residents present on December 1st by yearly status, 1988 to 2012

Temporary residents present on December 1<sup>st</sup> by yearly status, 1988 to 2012, as described above.

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