Immigration by the numbers

Posted by admin on Apr 2nd, 2011

Montreal Gazette April 2, 2011

37 days: The time it takes Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assess the sponsor of a spouse or child.
42 months: The time it takes CIC to assess the sponsor of a parent or grandparent.
60,207: Number of family-class applicants (spouses, children, parents and grandparents) given permanent residence in 2010, down 15 per cent since 2006.
186,881: Number of economic immigrants admitted to Canada in 2010, up 35 per cent since 2006.
96,147: The number of foreign students allowed into Canada in 2010, up 33 per cent from 2006.
182,322: The number of temporary foreign workers who entered Canada in 2010, up 31 per cent over 2006.
24,693: The number of refugees given permanent residence in Canada in 2010, down 25 per cent since 2006.

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