Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Permanent Residents – Annual IRCC Updates Facts and Figures 2015: Immigration Overview–Permanent Residents presents the annual intake of permanent residents by category of immigration from 1990 to 2015. The main body of the publication consists of a series of statistical tables and charts covering the ten-year period from 2006 to 2015. The report depicts selected characteristics for permanent residents. The statistics for admission of permanent residents are provided for the three main categories of immigration—family class, economic immigrants and refugees—as well as for other immigrants who do not qualify in any of these categories. 2015-07-31 2017-05-03 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca PersonsSociety and Culturepermanent residentspermanent residentimmigrantsimmigrantimmigrationfamily classeconomic classrefugeesrefugeeCICIRCCImmigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada Canada – Permanent residents, 1860 to 2014 (archived)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/CIC-FF-E-P002.xls Canada – Permanent residents, 1860 to 2014 (archived)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/CIC-FF-F-P002.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_01_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_01_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_02_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_02_F.xls Canada – Male permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_03_E.xls Canada – Male permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_03_F.xls Canada – Female permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_04_E.xls Canada – Female permanent residents by categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_04_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category (principal applicants)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_05_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category (principal applicants)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_05_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category (spouses and dependants)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_06_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category (spouses and dependants)XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_06_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents age < 15 years by gender, age, categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_07_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents age < 15 years by gender, age, categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_07_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and ageXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_08_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and ageXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_08_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_09_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_09_F.xls Canada – Male permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_10_E.xls Canada – Male permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_10_F.xls Canada – Female permanent residents age 15+ by age, categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_11_E.xls Canada – Female permanent residents age 15+ by age, categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_11_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_12_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by gender and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_12_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_13_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_13_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by age and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_14_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by age and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_14_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by source countryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_15_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by source countryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_15_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and urban areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_16_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and urban areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_16_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_17_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and categoryXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_17_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and language abilityXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_18_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and language abilityXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_18_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_19_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and source areaXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_19_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital statusXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_20_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital statusXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_20_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category and language abilityXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_21_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by category and language abilityXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_21_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by top languages reported as mother tongueXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_22_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by top languages reported as mother tongueXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_22_F.xls Canada – Permanent residents by labour market intent, occupation, skill levelXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_23_E.xls Canada – Permanent residents by labour market intent, occupation, skill level XLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_23_F.xls Canada – Skilled workers age 15+ yrs, intend to work by gender, skill levelXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_24_E.xls Canada – Skilled workers age 15+ yrs, intend to work by gender, skill levelXLS http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_24_F.xls Overview and Glossary of Terms and ConceptsDOC http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_25_E.doc Overview and Glossary of Terms and ConceptsDOC http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_25_F.doc

Facts & Figures 2015: Immigration Overview - Permanent Residents – Annual IRCC Updates

Facts and Figures 2015: Immigration Overview–Permanent Residents presents the annual intake of permanent residents by category of immigration from 1990 to 2015. The main body of the publication consists of a series of statistical tables and charts covering the ten-year period from 2006 to 2015. The report depicts selected characteristics for permanent residents.

The statistics for admission of permanent residents are provided for the three main categories of immigration—family class, economic immigrants and refugees—as well as for other immigrants who do not qualify in any of these categories.

  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Canada – Permanent residents, 1860 to 2014 (archived) Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents, 1860 to 2014 (archived) Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Male permanent residents by category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Male permanent residents by category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Female permanent residents by category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Female permanent residents by category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category (principal applicants) Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category (principal applicants) Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category (spouses and dependants) Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category (spouses and dependants) Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents age < 15 years by gender, age, category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents age < 15 years by gender, age, category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and age Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and age Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Male permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Male permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Female permanent residents age 15+ by age, category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Female permanent residents age 15+ by age, category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and source area Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by gender and source area Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category and source area Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category and source area Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by age and source area Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by age and source area Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by source country Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by source country Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and urban area Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and urban area Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and category Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and category Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and language ability Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and language ability Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and source area Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by province or territory and source area Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital status Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital status Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category and language ability Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by category and language ability Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by top languages reported as mother tongue Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by top languages reported as mother tongue Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Permanent residents by labour market intent, occupation, skill level Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Permanent residents by labour market intent, occupation, skill level Dataset XLS French Access
Canada – Skilled workers age 15+ yrs, intend to work by gender, skill level Dataset XLS English Access
Canada – Skilled workers age 15+ yrs, intend to work by gender, skill level Dataset XLS French Access
Overview and Glossary of Terms and Concepts Guide DOC English Access
Overview and Glossary of Terms and Concepts Guide DOC French Access

Comments (43)

Would you have a breakdown of Filipinos who came in based on categories of Care-givers, Skilled workers, Provincial nominee, etc. Thanks.

Hello, I was reading the table: 'Permanent residents 15 years of age or older by age and category' and noticed that in 2015, the 65+ aged PRs were most represented in the economic immigrant category. Does this mean that people 65+ came to Canada primarily as economic immigrants? This doesn't make intuitive sense given that seniors would likely be coming to Canada under family sponsorship category. I would appreciate your clarification about the breakdown of numbers under the aged 65+ category.

Thank you for your comment Nikki. The tables are read from top to bottom. So in this specific case, the 2006 total of economic immigrants is 138, while the number of sponsored family is 5,797. Rows 20 to 23 show the breakdown of permanent residents 65 years of age of more.

Where can I find a list of all the different immigration statuses and acronyms?

Thank you for your comment Greg. The guide "Overview and Glossary of Terms and Concepts" explains the acronyms used in these tables. The link is below: English: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_25_E.doc French: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_FFPR_25_F.doc

This is a very convoluted system.... Why split it into this many tables, I don't know if I need to add them all together, if some are the same (Which is looks like there's plenty of dups). Can you make a combined list of the total, drilled down by gender, then province, then city. (Then column them by year). These are terribly designed statistics. And how are you 2-3 years behind?! Come on Govt. this is embarrassing that THIS is what our govt. is capable of. You guys need to do better than this.

Thank you for your feedback David. The Facts & Figures are an annual publication and are updated for 2015. For more recent statistics, we have available numerous other datasets that are updated on a monthly or quarterly basis. Please see the link below for the full collection of IRCC's datasets on the Open Data Portal: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset?portal_type=dataset&organization=cic We will consider your suggestion to improve the formatting and appearance of the Open Data tables.

Hi, I'm doing a research about the number of Portuguese immigrants by metropolitan areas. Where can I find such numbers?? Thank you so much!

Thank you for your comment Ana. Currently there is not a table with the breakdowns you requested on the Open Data Portal. We will consider adding your suggestion in future enhancements to the Open Data Portal. Alternatively, you may be able to obtain this information by submitting a request to IRCC for custom data. Please email statistiques.statistics@cic.gc.ca with a detailed description of your report.

Hi, Where might I find the statistic for the country of origin for the immigrants that entered Canada in 2015. I would like to do a world map with my students. Thanks Mitch

Thank you for your comment Mitch. The following tables may be of interest to you: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/01c85d28-2a81-4295-9c06-4af792a7c209

Hi, where can I find the numbers of Permanent Residents by province, I am looking for Ontario. Thanks

Thank you for your comment Anne. Permanent Residents by Province/Territory can be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/f7e5498e-0ad8-4417-85c9-9b8aff9b9eda

No information by City.

Thank you for your comment Roshelle. Permanent resident admissions by Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) can be found in Permanent Residents – Monthly IRCC Updates: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/f7e5498e-0ad8-4417-85c9-9b8aff9b9eda Specifically, the table “Canada - Admissions of Permanent Residents by Province/Territory and Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Intended Destination” can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_M_PRadmiss_0005_E.xls

I am looking for information on the number of persons accepted under the conditional permanent resident category. I know they just eliminated it but I am trying to find out how many were accepted in the program since its inception. Thanks,

Thank you for your comment Kamla. You may be able to obtain this data through a custom IRCC data request. To submit a request for data, please email the statistiques-statistics@cic.gc.ca mailbox with a detailed description of your requested report.

Where can we find statistics prior to 2006?

Thank you for your comment Iva. The following tables may be of interest to you: The annual Facts and Figures from 1998 to 2012 can be found here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.505817/publication.html Annual immigration statistics publications from 1966 to 1996 may be found here: http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/202/301/immigration_statistics-ef/index.html I hope these links help you find the information you are looking for.

I was not able to find the data about how many undocumented/illegal immigrants are currently present in Canada... Is there a different term for it or website...? If there is one, could you provide the link? Thank you.

Thank you for your comment Kailas. We currently do not have readily available tabulations on this data. Please contact the statistiques-statistics@cic.gc.ca mailbox for further questions.

Amazing

Thank you for your support Hassan - IRCC

Pourquoi ça dit toujours ''République populaire du Bénin''? Ce n'est plus le cas depuis la chute du mur de Berlin. On devrait plutôt lire République du Bénin. Merci d'en tenir compte.

Hello, why do you think there is a sudden leap from figures under ten, to 119 under the category "Gender not stated" in 2015 for the annual intake of permanent residents? Has there been a change in policy or counting methods?

Hi Shiva, Here is the data owner's response to your question: Thank you for your comment. The sudden leap in the category “Gender not stated” is due to a transition in our administrative data systems. Please contact us at statistics@cic.gc.ca if you require further details. I hope this clarifies things for you. Momin, Open Government team

Hi, is this data updated annually? When will Facts and Figures 2015 be available? Thanks

Thank you for your comment. Please note, Facts and Figures is an annual publication. Facts and Figures 2015 - Permanent Residents is available here http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/2fbb56bd-eae7-4582-af7d-a197d185fc93 on the Open Data Portal.

Is there a chance to split country of origin by immigration category?

Hi Daria, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your comment. We will consider including your suggestion in our assessments." -Tasha, the Open Government Team

I think it is fairly ridiculous that NL and PEI are grouped together in provincial data. They may have small populations but this approach is seriously hindering research and access to appropriate data.

Hi Kerri, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your comment. As we continue to increase our datasets on the Open Data Portal, we will ensure that we consider your comment in our future enhancements. If you have further questions, please contact us at Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca." -Tasha, the Open Government Team

I think the wrong file was linked to Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital status - it provides a file with a breakdown of level of education by reigon - where can I find the marital status data?

Hi vm, Thank you for your comment. The following reply has been posted on behalf of the data owner (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada): "Thank you for your comment. Please note, “Permanent Residents age 15+ by gender, marital status” has now been revised." Thank you, Tasha, the Open Government Team

I think the wrong file was linked to Permanent residents age 15+ by gender, marital status - it provides a file with a breakdown of level of education by reigon - where can I find the marital status data?

is this annual intake of permanent residents equal to permanent residents landing in that year? Thanks!

Hi Julie, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your question. The annual intake of permanent residents represents the number of permanent residents who landed in each year." Tasha, the Open Government Team

Thanks so much for posting this data. It makes charting much easier and much quicker. My students will be happy not to have to create their own excel files in order to make charts and tables! In terms of publishing, as long as I provide the correct citation, would I be permitted to copy one of your charts? (like the one on immigrant category by year of arrival 1990-2014)?

Hi Lori, Thank you for your comment and question. To answer your question- yes this is not an issue. For more information, I would encourage you to consult the Open Government Licence here: http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada. Thanks and hope this helps! Tasha, the Open Government Team

Useful data. Could CMA level geography also be provided ?

Hi Neil, Thank you for your comment. I have sent this to the data owner for action. Tasha, the Open Government Team

Hi Neil, The following reply has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that the data is useful. We will consider adding CMA level geography in future Facts and Figures datasets. In the interim, urban area is a breakdown that may assist in the Facts and Figures datasets and please review the remaining IRCC datasets that are broken down by CMA and CD." -Tasha, the Open Government Team

Comprehensive.