Saturday, April 2, 2011

Immigration by the numbers

37 days
The time it takes Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assess the sponsor of a spouse or child.
42 months
The time it takes CIC to assess the sponsor of a parent or grandparent.
60,207
Number of family-class applicants (spouses, children, parents and grandparents) given permanent residence in 2010, down 15 per cent since 2006.
186,881
Number of economic immigrants admitted to Canada in 2010, up 35 per cent since 2006.
96,147
The number of foreign students allowed into Canada in 2010, up 33 per cent from 2006.
182,322
The number of temporary foreign workers who entered Canada in 2010, up 31 per cent over 2006.
24,693
The number of refugees given permanent residence in Canada in 2010, down 25 per cent since 2006.


Read more:http://www.montrealgazette.com/Immigration+numbers/4548832/story.html#ixzz1IPxkhSy6