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Facts and Figures 2006

Immigration Overview:
Temporary Residents


Canada – Annual Flow of Foreign Workers by Top Source Countries

Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number
United States 24,642 24,949 24,969 27,903 24,868 21,312 16,567 16,623 17,174 16,841
Mexico 6,133 6,998 8,147 10,084 11,326 11,660 11,332 11,575 12,805 13,933
France 4,265 4,342 4,870 5,615 5,309 4,989 5,034 6,607 7,665 8,681
Philippines 2,072 2,218 2,213 2,272 4,134 4,776 4,958 5,757 6,102 8,529
Australia 3,661 3,720 3,676 4,254 4,881 5,648 5,907 7,202 7,105 7,442
United Kingdom 5,207 5,400 6,428 7,029 7,374 6,645 6,180 7,659 7,607 7,162
Jamaica 5,253 5,074 5,409 5,337 5,781 5,557 5,943 5,953 6,155 6,313
Japan 4,517 4,569 5,061 4,339 4,479 5,415 5,426 5,439 5,812 5,601
Germany 1,863 2,133 2,314 2,511 2,593 2,212 1,947 2,386 2,684 4,008
India 1,063 1,403 1,555 2,431 2,290 2,459 2,772 3,066 3,705 3,821
China, People's Republic of 1,002 1,228 1,779 2,325 3,069 2,864 2,138 1,735 1,523 1,569
Trinidad and Tobago 1,733 1,733 1,648 1,774 1,839 1,678 1,627 1,659 1,606 1,479
Top 10 source countries 59,346 61,136 64,866 71,828 73,814 71,325 66,257 72,267 76,814 82,331
Other countries 16,214 18,919 22,146 25,224 26,807 24,065 22,247 22,956 25,794 30,327
Total 75,560 80,055 87,012 97,052 100,621 95,390 88,504 95,223 102,608 112,658
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Percentage distribution
United States 32.6 31.2 28.7 28.8 24.7 22.3 18.7 17.5 16.7 15.0
Mexico 8.1 8.7 9.4 10.4 11.3 12.2 12.8 12.2 12.5 12.4
France 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.8 5.3 5.2 5.7 6.9 7.5 7.7
Philippines 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.3 4.1 5.0 5.6 6.1 6.0 7.6
Australia 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.9 5.9 6.7 7.6 6.9 6.6
United Kingdom 6.9 6.8 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.4 6.4
Jamaica 7.0 6.3 6.2 5.5 5.8 5.8 6.7 6.3 6.0 5.6
Japan 6.0 5.7 5.8 4.5 4.5 5.7 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.0
Germany 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.6 3.6
India 1.4 1.8 1.8 2.5 2.3 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.4
China, People's Republic of 1.3 1.5 2.0 2.4 3.1 3.0 2.4 1.8 1.5 1.4
Trinidad and Tobago 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.3
Top 10 source countries 78.5 76.4 74.6 74.0 73.4 74.8 74.9 75.9 74.9 73.1
Other countries 21.5 23.6 25.5 26.0 26.6 25.2 25.1 24.1 25.1 26.9
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Rank
United States 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mexico 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
France 6 6 6 4 5 7 7 5 3 3
Philippines 8 8 9 11 8 8 8 7 7 4
Australia 7 7 7 7 6 4 5 4 5 5
United Kingdom 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 6
Jamaica 3 4 4 5 4 5 4 6 6 7
Japan 5 5 5 6 7 6 6 8 8 8
Germany 9 9 8 8 10 11 11 10 10 9
India 11 11 12 9 11 10 9 9 9 10
China, People's Republic of 12 12 10 10 9 9 10 11 14 13
Trinidad and Tobago 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 15
Canada – Annual Flow of Male Foreign Workers by Top Source Countries
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number
Mexico 5,876 6,649 7,728 9,492 10,601 10,961 10,674 10,860 12,074 13,138
United States 19,579 19,711 19,414 21,546 19,269 16,216 12,565 12,554 13,137 13,045
Jamaica 4,977 4,874 5,230 5,133 5,572 5,407 5,800 5,823 6,023 6,116
France 2,803 2,871 3,189 3,693 3,290 2,953 2,897 3,821 4,473 4,903
United Kingdom 3,559 3,640 4,515 4,882 4,968 4,342 3,952 4,847 4,865 4,682
Australia 1,996 2,046 2,018 2,335 2,683 3,035 3,081 3,900 3,892 4,197
India 842 1,152 1,269 1,946 1,789 1,928 2,068 2,144 2,660 2,881
Germany 1,397 1,649 1,731 1,914 1,913 1,504 1,142 1,421 1,566 2,425
Philippines 225 249 289 216 487 779 901 724 896 1,825
Japan 2,079 2,261 2,013 1,873 2,009 2,231 1,949 1,933 1,938 1,819
Trinidad and Tobago 1,589 1,653 1,570 1,686 1,741 1,629 1,562 1,586 1,550 1,366
Top 10 source countries 44,697 46,506 48,677 54,500 53,835 50,206 45,690 48,889 52,178 55,031
Other countries 10,261 12,205 14,713 15,770 17,441 15,345 13,560 13,676 15,882 19,883
Males 54,958 58,711 63,390 70,270 71,276 65,551 59,250 62,565 68,060 74,914
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Percentage distribution
Mexico 10.7 11.3 12.2 13.5 14.9 16.7 18.0 17.4 17.7 17.5
United States 35.6 33.6 30.6 30.7 27.0 24.7 21.2 20.1 19.3 17.4
Jamaica 9.1 8.3 8.3 7.3 7.8 8.3 9.8 9.3 8.9 8.2
France 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.3 4.6 4.5 4.9 6.1 6.6 6.5
United Kingdom 6.5 6.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.7 7.8 7.2 6.3
Australia 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.8 4.6 5.2 6.2 5.7 5.6
India 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.8 2.5 2.9 3.5 3.4 3.9 3.9
Germany 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.3 1.9 2.3 2.3 3.2
Philippines 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.7 1.2 1.5 1.2 1.3 2.4
Japan 3.8 3.9 3.2 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.4
Trinidad and Tobago 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.3 1.8
Top 10 source countries 81.3 79.2 76.8 77.6 75.5 76.6 77.1 78.1 76.7 73.5
Other countries 18.7 20.8 23.2 22.4 24.5 23.4 22.9 21.9 23.3 26.5
Males 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Rank
Mexico 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
United States 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Jamaica 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
France 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 4
United Kingdom 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5
Australia 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6
India 10 10 10 7 9 8 7 7 7 7
Germany 9 9 8 8 8 10 10 10 9 8
Philippines 22 24 23 28 19 12 12 14 12 9
Japan 6 6 7 9 7 7 8 8 8 10
Trinidad and Tobago 8 8 9 10 10 9 9 9 10 11
Canada – Annual Flow of Female Foreign Workers by Top Source Countries
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Number
Philippines 1,847 1,969 1,924 2,056 3,647 3,997 4,057 5,033 5,206 6,704
United States 5,061 5,235 5,555 6,355 5,599 5,096 4,002 4,069 4,036 3,796
Japan 2,438 2,308 3,046 2,466 2,470 3,184 3,477 3,506 3,874 3,782
France 1,462 1,471 1,681 1,920 2,017 2,036 2,137 2,786 3,191 3,778
Australia 1,665 1,674 1,658 1,914 2,194 2,613 2,826 3,301 3,213 3,245
United Kingdom 1,648 1,760 1,913 2,147 2,405 2,303 2,228 2,812 2,742 2,479
Germany 466 484 583 597 680 708 805 965 1,118 1,583
India 221 251 286 484 501 531 704 922 1,045 940
Korea, Republic of 334 300 359 526 621 628 658 700 899 857
Ireland, Republic of 274 356 336 433 423 476 487 659 565 852
Mexico 257 349 419 592 725 699 658 715 731 795
China, People's Republic of 399 475 784 1,064 1,553 1,397 1,079 829 692 678
Jamaica 276 200 176 191 208 149 143 130 132 197
Top 10 source countries 15,596 16,081 17,922 19,637 21,911 22,661 21,973 24,938 26,055 28,016
Other countries 4,956 5,194 5,684 7,110 7,419 7,177 7,281 7,719 8,490 9,727
Females 20,552 21,275 23,606 26,747 29,330 29,838 29,254 32,657 34,545 37,743
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Percentage distribution
Philippines 9.0 9.3 8.2 7.7 12.4 13.4 13.9 15.4 15.1 17.8
United States 24.6 24.6 23.5 23.8 19.1 17.1 13.7 12.5 11.7 10.1
Japan 11.9 10.9 12.9 9.2 8.4 10.7 11.9 10.7 11.2 10.0
France 7.1 6.9 7.1 7.2 6.9 6.8 7.3 8.5 9.2 10.0
Australia 8.1 7.9 7.0 7.2 7.5 8.8 9.7 10.1 9.3 8.6
United Kingdom 8.0 8.3 8.1 8.0 8.2 7.7 7.6 8.6 7.9 6.6
Germany 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.2 4.2
India 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.4 2.8 3.0 2.5
Korea, Republic of 1.6 1.4 1.5 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.6 2.3
Ireland, Republic of 1.3 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.7 2.0 1.6 2.3
Mexico 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1
China, People's Republic of 1.9 2.2 3.3 4.0 5.3 4.7 3.7 2.5 2.0 1.8
Jamaica 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
Top 10 source countries 75.9 75.6 75.9 73.4 74.7 76.0 75.1 76.4 75.4 74.2
Other countries 24.1 24.4 24.1 26.6 25.3 24.1 24.9 23.6 24.6 25.8
Females 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Source countries 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Rank
Philippines 3 3 3 4 2 2 1 1 1 1
United States 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Japan 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
France 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 4
Australia 4 5 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 5
United Kingdom 5 4 4 3 4 5 5 5 6 6
Germany 7 7 8 8 9 8 8 7 7 7
India 13 13 13 11 11 11 9 8 8 8
Korea, Republic of 9 11 10 10 10 10 11 11 9 9
Ireland, Republic of 11 9 11 12 12 12 13 12 13 10
Mexico 12 10 9 9 8 9 10 10 10 11
China, People's Republic of 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 9 11 12
Jamaica 10 14 15 17 17 20 20 25 25 23

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