Immigration by Category -- Refugees
Canada accepts between 20,000 and 30,000 Convention refugees and other displaced persons each year. In 2011, 27,872 refugees became permanent residents with government-assisted refugees and inland determination refugees accounting for two thirds of total refugees. China was the largest source of refugee applicants from Asia in 2011 followed by Sri Lanka. Together, both countries accounted for over 64% of refugee immigrants from Asia.
|Immigrants from Asia - Refugees Category|
Principal Applicants and Dependants
|Hong Kong (SAR)||0||***||5||***||***|
Source: Based on original data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Permanent Residents by Source Country and Category 2011, April 2012.
Notes: 1. Due to privacy considerations, the figures in this table have been subjected to random rounding. Under this method, all figures in the table are randomly rounded either up or down to multiples of *5*. All values between 0 and 5 are shown as ***. As a result of random rounding, data may not sum up to the totals indicated.
2. Immigration figures for each country listed in the above tables refer to permanent residents by source country based on country of last permanent residence.