Have you seen the news? I just got this information at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. Looks like the number of people that immigrated to Canada in 2008 was high:
Canada welcomed 247,202 permanent residents in 2008, 70,000 more than in 1998, and well within the government’s planned range of 240,000 to 265,000 new permanent residents for the year. An additional 193,061 temporary foreign workers and 79,459 foreign students resulted in a combined total of 519,722 newcomers for the year.
The higher number of temporary foreign workers reflects increased demand in the Canadian labour market last year. The hiring of temporary foreign workers is based on employers’ needs and labour market demand.
However, keep in mind that this data are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. Below you can find some useful links:
- Permanent residents by category
- Permanent residents by province or territory
- Temporary foreign workers by province or territory
- Foreign students by province or territory
You can find the complete report visiting the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.