In 2017, 65% of all immigrants from these top Asian source countries were economic immigrants, similar to the level from 2016. Economic immigrants comprise over half of all immigrants from these Asian countries, except Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam in 2017. The country with the largest proportion of economic immigrants as compared to other immigration categories in these Asian source countries is the Philippines at 81%, followed by South Korea at 70%.
|Immigrants from Asia - Economic Immigrants Category|
Principal Applicants and Dependants
|Hong Kong (SAR)||235||200||220||550||500|
Source: Courtesy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). April 2018.
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.
3. Economic immigrants are people selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, including skilled workers, business immigrants, provincial and territorial nominees and live-in caregivers.
4. The summary commentary is based on the countries listed in the table above.