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.
Number of family-class applicants (spouses, children, parents and grandparents) given permanent residence in 2010, down 15 per cent since 2006.
Number of economic immigrants admitted to Canada in 2010, up 35 per cent since 2006.
The number of foreign students allowed into Canada in 2010, up 33 per cent from 2006.
The number of temporary foreign workers who entered Canada in 2010, up 31 per cent over 2006.
The number of refugees given permanent residence in Canada in 2010, down 25 per cent since 2006.

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