A total of 296,335 people immigrated to Canada in 2016. Of these, 142,285 came from Asia Pacific countries, making it the region of the largest immigrant source for Canada. The proportion of immigrants from the Asia Pacific region has fluctuated around 50% in the past five years.
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|Immigrants by Region as Percentage of Total Immigration|
Principal Applicants and Dependants
|Africa & the Middle East||56,360||21.87%||62,270||24.04%||62,155||23.88%||65,150||23.97%||86,605||29.23%|
|South & Central America||27,120||10.52%||24,945||9.63%||24,945||9.58%||20,960||7.71%||21,740||7.34%|
|Europe & United Kingdom||31,960||12.40%||30,690||11.85%||30,160||11.59%||33,375||12.28%||36,240||12.23%|
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, RDM as of April 2017.
Notes: 1. Immigration figures for each country listed in the above tables refer to permanent residents by source country based on country of citizenship.
2. 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.