In 2017, India is the leading source country of immigrants to Canada. Immigrants from India accounted for 18% of new immigrants to Canada and 33% of immigrants from the Asian region. Immigration from China increased by 13% over 2016. Immigration from the Philippines, now Canada’s second largest source country, decreased by 2% from the previous year's level.
|Immigrants from Asia - All Categories|
Principal Applicants and Dependants
|Hong Kong (SAR)||770||585||625||1,210||1,265|
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, RDM as of April 2018.
Notes: 1. "Other Asia" includes Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
2. Immigration figures for each country listed in the above tables refer to permanent residents by source country based on country of citizenship.
3. 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.
4. The summary commentary is based on the countries listed in the table above.