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Record number of immigrants from China, India, Philippines in 2012

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, a “record number” of immigrants, visitors and students were welcomed to Canada from China, India and the Philippines in 2012, as were a record number of visitors and students from the Ukraine.

China was the number one source country for immigration to Canada in 2012, with 32,990 permanent residents admitted. Canada also issued a record 235,000 visitor visas to Chinese applicants in 2012, an increase of 158 per cent compared to 2004. And the record 25,245 study permits approved represents an increase of 235 per cent since 2004.

The Philippines was the second largest source country for immigration to Canada in 2012 with 32,704 permanent residents admitted. This represents an increase of 146 per cent since 2004. Canada also issued a record 44,000 visitor visas to Filipino applicants in 2012, an increase of 68 per cent compared to 2004. And the record 941 study permits approved represents an increase of 429 per cent since 2004.

India was the third largest source country for immigration to Canada in 2012, with 28,889 permanent residents admitted. This represents an increase of almost 15 per cent since 2004. Canada also issued a record 130,000 visitor visas to Indian applicants in 2012, an increase of 58 per cent compared to 2004. And the record 13,000 study permits approved represents an increase of 530 per cent since 2004.

Here is a table of permanent residents in 2012 and previous years by category:

March 5, 2013

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/uncategorized/record-number-of-immigrants-from-china-india-philippines-in-2012

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