Appendix B: Categories of Immigrants 2005 – 2012

2005

2012

 

Immigrant Category (Entries)

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Change 2012-2005

Total Economic class

156,313

34.6%

160,819

27.9%

-6.7%

Total Family class

63,373

14.0%

65,008

11.3%

-2.7%

Total Protected Persons (refugees)

35,775

7.9%

23,094

4.0%

-3.9%

Total Other

6781

1.5%

8966

1.6%

0.1%

Total Permanent Residents

262,242

58.0%

257,887

44.8%

-13.3%

Temporary Foreign Workers

122,365

27.1%

213,573

37.1%

10.0%

International Students

67,406

14.9%

104,810

18.2%

3.3%

Total Temporary Residents

189,771

42.0%

318,383

55.2%

13.3%

Total Permanent and Temporary Residents

452,013

100.0%

576,270

100.0%

Appendix B Graph

Source: CIC Annual Immigration Reports, Facts and figures 2012: Immigration overview, Permanent and temporary residents. Some simplification of the detailed CIC statistics for readability purposes. The graph shows permanent residents being largely flat, with the growth in temporary residents.

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