An Analysis of Immigration and Refugee Law Services in Canada

APPENDIX THREE: National Profile of Refugees and immigrants

Canadian Immigration 2001
IMMIGRANT CATEGORY Number Percentage*
Skilled Workers and Dependants 137,112 55
Business 14,580 6
Provincial/Territorial Nominees 1,274 0.6
Spouses, Betrothed, and Children 45,433 18
Parents and Grandparents 21,276 8
Other Live-in Caregiver program Special Categories 2,829 1
Total Number of Immigrants 222,504 89


Refugee Landings, 2001
REFUGEE CATEGORY Number Percentage*
Government-assisted 7,321 3
Privately sponsored 3,560 1
Refugees Landed in Canada 11,886 5
Dependants Abroad of in-Canada Refugees 3,746 1
Total Number of Refugees 26,513 11
Kosovo Refugees 1,369 0.5
TOTAL REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS 250,386 100

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada News Release, April 17, 2002 and author's calculations.
* Percentage of all refugees and immigrants in 2001.

Number of Provincial/Territorial Refugees and Immigrants, 2001
Province/Territory Number Percentage
Ontario 148,534 59
British Columbia 38,301 15
Quebec 37,503 15
Alberta 16,361 7
Manitoba 4,576 2
Nova Scotia 1,711 0.7
Saskatchewan 1,701 0.7
New Brunswick 802 0.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 402 0.2
Prince Edward Island 135 0.05
Northwest Territories 94 0.04
Yukon Territory 70 0.03
Nunavut 12 0.005
Not stated 184 0.07
Total 250,386 100

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada News Release, April 17, 2002 and author's calculations.
* As part of the application process, immigrants are asked where they plan to settle in Canada. This table is a breakdown of the number of newcomers and their intended settlement location as reported to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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