Facts and figures 2014 – Immigration overview: Permanent residents

Canada – Permanent residents by gender and category, 1989 to 2014

Total by Category 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 74,664 87,944 101,102 112,636 94,185 77,377 68,316 59,925 50,864 55,261 60,613 66,794
Economic immigrants 97,921 86,494 95,786 105,644 102,304 106,622 125,367 128,349 97,909 109,241 136,281 155,707
Refugees  40,215 54,069 52,338 30,590 20,433 28,092 28,472 24,307 22,842 24,398 30,091 27,915
Other immigrants 3,601 4,248 5,543 7,751 7,453 760 3,865 3,400 2,547 1,031 460 206
Category not stated 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Gender not stated 50 47 18 17 7 13 50 55 33 19 10 13
Total by Category 216,451 232,802 254,787 256,638 224,382 212,864 226,071 216,036 174,195 189,950 227,455 250,636
Total by Category 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 62,292 65,123 62,274 63,374 70,515 66,239 65,584 65,208 60,225 56,453 65,012 81,843 66,659
Economic immigrants 137,864 121,046 133,746 156,312 138,252 131,244 149,066 153,489 186,915 156,114 160,792 148,154 165,088
Refugees  25,110 25,982 32,686 35,774 32,499 27,954 21,859 22,849 24,697 27,873 23,079 23,831 23,286
Other immigrants 3,779 9,194 7,111 6,779 10,371 11,312 10,730 10,622 8,842 8,301 9,014 5,194 5,367
Category not stated 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 7 3 5 0 1
Gender not stated 4 3 5 1 1 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 3
Total by Category 229,049 221,349 235,822 262,242 251,640 236,753 247,244 252,170 280,687 248,747 257,903 259,023 260,404
Males 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 33,665 38,780 43,389 47,265 40,023 32,254 28,121 24,074 19,895 21,454 23,291 26,044
Economic immigrants 49,931 43,135 47,813 51,005 50,613 53,722 64,494 66,829 51,400 57,833 72,668 82,537
Refugees  24,024 33,297 32,091 17,556 11,286 15,435 15,448 13,487 12,333 13,202 16,124 14,920
Other immigrants 1,733 2,013 2,719 3,850 3,657 477 2,318 1,900 1,353 539 260 107
Category not stated 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total Males 109,353 117,225 126,012 119,676 105,579 101,888 110,382 106,290 84,981 93,028 112,343 123,609
Males 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 24,293 24,867 23,730 25,048 28,521 26,461 26,712 26,980 24,946 23,765 27,544 35,020 28,391
Economic immigrants 73,668 63,953 70,080 80,899 71,891 67,850 75,749 78,207 94,949 80,015 82,759 75,609 81,543
Refugees  13,229 13,789 16,972 18,556 16,685 14,286 11,002 11,595 12,606 13,967 11,536 12,046 11,793
Other immigrants 1,559 3,885 3,382 3,256 5,028 5,378 5,143 5,183 4,496 4,033 4,630 2,242 2,432
Category not stated 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 1 5 0 0
Total Males 112,749 106,494 114,164 127,760 122,126 113,976 118,606 121,966 137,000 121,781 126,474 124,917 124,159
Females 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 40,999 49,164 57,713 65,371 54,162 45,123 40,195 35,851 30,969 33,807 37,322 40,750
Economic immigrants 47,990 43,359 47,973 54,639 51,691 52,900 60,873 61,520 46,509 51,408 63,613 73,170
Refugees  16,191 20,772 20,247 13,034 9,147 12,657 13,024 10,820 10,509 11,196 13,967 12,995
Other immigrants 1,868 2,235 2,824 3,901 3,796 283 1,547 1,500 1,194 492 200 99
Category not stated 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Females 107,048 115,530 128,757 136,945 118,796 110,963 115,639 109,691 89,181 96,903 115,102 127,014
Females 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 37,999 40,256 38,544 38,326 41,994 39,778 38,872 38,228 35,279 32,688 37,468 46,823 38,268
Economic immigrants 64,196 57,093 63,666 75,413 66,361 63,394 73,317 75,282 91,966 76,099 78,033 72,545 83,545
Refugees  11,881 12,193 15,714 17,218 15,814 13,668 10,857 11,254 12,091 13,906 11,543 11,785 11,493
Other immigrants 2,220 5,309 3,729 3,523 5,343 5,934 5,587 5,439 4,346 4,268 4,384 2,952 2,935
Category not stated 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 2 0 0 1
Total Females 116,296 114,852 121,653 134,481 129,513 122,774 128,635 130,203 143,686 126,963 131,428 134,105 136,242

Permanent residents by gender and category (percentage distribution)

Total by Category (percentage distribution) 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 34.5 37.8 39.7 43.9 42.0 36.4 30.2 27.7 29.2 29.1 26.6 26.6
Economic immigrants 45.2 37.2 37.6 41.2 45.6 50.1 55.5 59.4 56.2 57.5 59.9 62.1
Refugees  18.6 23.2 20.5 11.9 9.1 13.2 12.6 11.3 13.1 12.8 13.2 11.1
Other immigrants 1.7 1.8 2.2 3.0 3.3 0.4 1.7 1.6 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.1
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total by Category 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total by Category (percentage distribution) 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 27.2 29.4 26.4 24.2 28.0 28.0 26.5 25.9 21.5 22.7 25.2 31.6 25.6
Economic immigrants 60.2 54.7 56.7 59.6 54.9 55.4 60.3 60.9 66.6 62.8 62.3 57.2 63.4
Refugees  11.0 11.7 13.9 13.6 12.9 11.8 8.8 9.1 8.8 11.2 8.9 9.2 8.9
Other immigrants 1.6 4.2 3.0 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.2 3.3 3.5 2.0 2.1
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 by Category 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
Males (percentage distribution) 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 30.8 33.1 34.4 39.5 37.9 31.7 25.5 22.6 23.4 23.1 20.7 21.1
Economic immigrants 45.7 36.8 37.9 42.6 47.9 52.7 58.4 62.9 60.5 62.2 64.7 66.8
Refugees  22.0 28.4 25.5 14.7 10.7 15.1 14.0 12.7 14.5 14.2 14.4 12.1
Other immigrants 1.6 1.7 2.2 3.2 3.5 0.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 0.6 0.2 0.1
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
Total 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
Males (percentage distribution) 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 21.5 23.4 20.8 19.6 23.4 23.2 22.5 22.1 18.2 19.5 21.8 28.0 22.9
Economic immigrants 65.3 60.1 61.4 63.3 58.9 59.5 63.9 64.1 69.3 65.7 65.4 60.5 65.7
Refugees  11.7 12.9 14.9 14.5 13.7 12.5 9.3 9.5 9.2 11.5 9.1 9.6 9.5
Other immigrants 1.4 3.6 3.0 2.5 4.1 4.7 4.3 4.2 3.3 3.3 3.7 1.8 2.0
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
Total 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
Females (percentage distribution) 1990-2001
Category 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Family class 38.3 42.6 44.8 47.7 45.6 40.7 34.8 32.7 34.7 34.9 32.4 32.1
Economic immigrants 44.8 37.5 37.3 39.9 43.5 47.7 52.6 56.1 52.2 53.1 55.3 57.6
Refugees  15.1 18.0 15.7 9.5 7.7 11.4 11.3 9.9 11.8 11.6 12.1 10.2
Other immigrants 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.8 3.2 0.3 1.3 1.4 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.1
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
Total 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
Females (percentage distribution) 2002-2014
Category 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family class 32.7 35.1 31.7 28.5 32.4 32.4 30.2 29.4 24.6 25.7 28.5 34.9 28.1
Economic immigrants 55.2 49.7 52.3 56.1 51.2 51.6 57.0 57.8 64.0 59.9 59.4 54.1 61.3
Refugees  10.2 10.6 12.9 12.8 12.2 11.1 8.4 8.6 8.4 11.0 8.8 8.8 8.4
Other immigrants 1.9 4.6 3.1 2.6 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.0 3.4 3.3 2.2 2.2
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
Total 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

Canada – Permanent residents by category, 1989 to 2014

Canada – Permanent residents by category, 1989 to 2014. Data tables above.
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