CACN - Dashboard - Permanent Resident Admissions, including Hong Kong - Nov 16, 2020

A total of 5,785 permanent residents admitted to Canada between 2016 and 2019 were from Hong Kong (using their country of citizenship), representing 0.5% of the total number of permanent residents admitted to Canada over the same time period (or 5,785 over 1,245,110) (see Table 1 below for more details).

Between 2016 and 2019, the annual average number of permanent residents admitted to Canada from Hong Kong was 1,446. This represents, an annual average of 0.5% of the total number of permanent residents admitted to Canada over that time period.

Table 1: 2016 to 2019 Admissions of Permanent Residents and from Hong Kong
Admission Year Number of permanent resident admissions from Hong Kong Total number of admissions for Canada
2016 1,360 296,370
2017 1,360 286,510
2018 1,525 321,055
2019 1,540 341,175
Total 5,785 1,245,110
Annual Average 1,446 (0.5%) 311,278

Notes:

Source: IRCC, CDO, Permanent Residents, September 30, 2020 Data

Data request tracking number: CDO-20-0489

As per Table 2 below, in 2019, an average of 129 permanent residents with Hong Kong as their country of citizenship were admitted to Canada each month. Given the current pandemic, the monthly average number of permanent residents admitted to Canada in 2020 is lower at 94 admissions on average per month (representing a 27% decrease).

Table 2: 2019 and 2020 Monthly Admissions of Permanent Residents and from Hong Kong
Month 2019 Jan - Sep 2020
Total PR to Canada Hong Kong Total Total PR to Canada Hong Kong Total
Jan 18,645 90 24,700 155
Feb 20,250 95 25,895 170
Mar 27,060 115 18,565 80
Apr 26,900 130 4,125 30
May 33,015 140 10,955 55
Jun 34,360 140 19,175 105
Jul 36,615 150 13,700 85
Aug 31,585 185 11,330 70
Sep 35,515 140 15,025 95
Oct 31,235 130 -- --
Nov 25,080 120 -- --
Dec 20,915 110 -- --
Total 341,175 1,540 YTD 143,465 YTD 845

Notes:

Source: IRCC, CDO, Permanent Residents, September 30, 2020 Data

Data request tracking number: CDO-20-0489

Additionally, from January 1, 2020 to November 7, 2020, approximately 900 permanent residents were admitted to Canada from Hong Kong (using their country of citizenship).

Notes:

Source: CIC (EDW) MBR Data as of November 12, 2020

Data has been rounded to the nearest 100th.

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