Immigration by Category -- Resettled Refugee & Protected Person

In 2017, 3,575 resettled refugees and protected persons from the listed Asian countries became permanent residents. Pakistan was the largest source of refugee applicants from these Asian countries followed by China. Together, both countries accounted for 70% of refugee immigrants from the listed Asian countries.

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Immigrants from Asia - Resettled Refugee & Protected Person Category
Principal Applicants and Dependants
 20132014201520162017
Bangladesh354585135205
China9807107501,2501,135
Hong Kong (SAR)5-105-
India190180175135330
Japan5--0-
Pakistan7351,0101,2551,6351,375
Philippines2525401515
South Korea10510--
Sri Lanka460540330295475
Taiwan-----
Vietnam104025-40
      
Total2,4552,5552,6803,4703,575

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. Refugees include government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, refugees landed in Canada, and dependants of refugees landed in Canada who live abroad.
4. The summary commentary is based on the countries listed in the table above.

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