In 2016, 69% of all immigrants from these top Asia Pacific source countries were economic immigrants, a decrease of 8 percentage points from 2015. Economic immigrants comprise over half of all immigrants from the Asia Pacific countries, except Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam in 2016. Among these Asia Pacific source countries, the Philippines has the largest proportion of economic immigrants at 85%, followed by South Korea at 73%.
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|Immigrants from Asia - Economic Immigrants Category|
Principal Applicants and Dependants
|Hong Kong (SAR)||345||235||200||220||550|
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, RDM as of April 2017.
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.