Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Immigration in Canada

Did you know Canada..  Canada takes in the world’s largest per capita annual immigration numbers! Since 2001, immigration has ranged between 221,352 and 262,236 immigrants per year. In 2010 Canada welcomed approx. 280,636 legal immigrants as permanent residents - the largest number we have ever welcomed in a single year. Statistics Canada projects that by 2031 almost one-half of the population over the age of 15 will be foreign-born or have at least one foreign-born parent.

In Canada there are four categories of immigrants: family class, economic immigrants, other (humanitarian) and refugees.

In 2009 most of the immigrates coming into Canada came from China, the Philippines, India, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Source: Stats Canada, Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canreach

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