Immigration to Canada in October 2019. Immigration Canada PRO presents the analysis of data about permanent residence admissions for the last month. How many immigrants came to Canada, where did they settle and where did they come from? You will find all the answers in our report.
How many people received permanent residence in October?
Finally, Canada provided permanent residence to 4,430 refugees and protected persons. Refugees accounted for 14.1% of the number of October immigrants. Another 670 people (2.4%) became residents of the country under special circumstances.
As of October 31, 2019, Canada greeted 295,205 new immigrants.
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Immigration to Canada: where did the immigrants settle?
Most of the October immigrants arrived in Ontario – 13,435 people. British Columbia welcomed 4,565 new residents. Alberta became the third most popular province with 4,210 new residents. Quebec accepted 3,960 new immigrants. 1,775 new Canadians chose to settle in Manitoba. Another 1,635 immigrants chose Saskatchewan.
Four Atlantic provinces together received 1,615 immigrants:
- Nova Scotia – 765 immigrants
- New Brunswick – 525 immigrants
- Newfoundland and Labrador – 170 immigrants
- Prince Edward Island – 155 immigrants
Three northern territories became home to 45 immigrants: Yukon received 25 of them, and the Northwest Territories and Nunavut received 10 people each.
Immigration to Canada: where did the new immigrants come from?
The top 10 countries of origin of Canadian immigrants in October were traditionally led by India. 8,000 immigrants, or 25.6% of the total, arrived in Canada from India. The second place in the list of new residents of the country was taken by China – 2,640 immigrants or 8.4%. The Philippines took third place in October – 2,295 immigrants, or 7.3% of the total. The Syrians were the fourth largest group of new Canadians – 1,130 new arrivals, or 3.6%. Nigeria became the fifth country of origin of immigrants in October – 1,040 or 3.3%.
Other countries of the top ten were: the United States of America – 935 (3.0%); Eritrea – 895 (2.9%), Pakistan – 870 (2.8%); South Korea – 570 (1.8%); and the United Kingdom (including overseas territories) – 545 (1.7%).
Immigration data is rounded to the nearest multiple of five.