Appendix G: Source Country of New Canadian Citizens

 

Country of Birth

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Pass Rate

2012

India

25,793

20,834

17,400

18,964

22,217

80.2%

13,471

Philippines

12,197

11,667

11,068

11,607

16,153

85.3%

10,550

China (PRC)

24,348

21,026

16,011

13,417

15,565

89.2%

10,410

Pakistan

11,624

9,430

7,841

8,062

9,931

85.2%

5,630

USA

4,267

4,133

3,735

3,712

5,088

N/A

3,830

Iran

5,336

4,988

3,828

3,577

4,939

87.3%

3,527

England

3,936

3,624

3,323

3,494

4,705

N/A

3,448

South Korea

5,861

5,251

3,838

3,159

4,093

93.6%

3,071

Colombia

3,784

4,671

4,289

3,811

4,077

90.2%

2,541

Sri Lanka

4,703

3,692

3,187

2,915

3,347

67.2%

2,008

Total Top 10

101,849

89,316

74,520

72,718

90,115

N/A

58,486

Other

98,017

87,251

81,822

70,877

91,173

N/A

54,625

Total

199,866

176,567

156,342

143,595

181,288

83.1%

113,111

 

 

 

The major change is the increase of the proportion of new Philipino Canadians, matched by the decrease of new Chinese Canadians. As noted in Appendix F, there was a dramatic drop in new citizens in 2012.

 

As the country’s mix of new citizens changed in 2012, the USA and England fell off the top 10 list. CIC does not post the complete statistics.

 

Source: CIC Operational Databases, 4th Quarter 2012.

 

Pass rate refers to the average for the March – December 2011 period, before changes were made in the test questions and versions in 2012. As CIC Citizenship Management Quarterly Report, Second Quarter, FY 2012-13, is a custom report using different timeframes, the top 10 countries are slightly different, with Vietnam (average pass rate of 67.7%) and Algeria (average pass rate of 88.2%) replacing the USA and England.

 

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