Immigration to Quebec by Class

Quebec: A top destination for immigrants

Quebec immigration

Immigration to Quebec

From 2010 to 2016, Canada admitted 1,874,740 new immigrants (permanent residents), and Quebec was the destination choice of 365,135 new immigrants.

During this period, immigration to Quebec decreased from 53,995 in 2010 to 53,235 in 2016 –representing 19% and 18% of Canada’s immigration respectively.



Quebec: Immigration by class

Immigration to Quebec by class and landing year
Immigration Class 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Skilled Worker 34,250 31,480 34,240 30,315 28,915 23,375 25,860
Live-in Caregivers 1,080 565 645 515 550 1,105 1,110
Family 9,705 9,130 9,285 12,360 11,320 10,490 11,125
Refugees 4,710 5,020 4,610 4,210 4,860 7,600 9,425
Other 4,250 5,520 6,240 4,580 4,585 6,390 5,715
TOTAL 53,995 51,715 55,020 51,980 50,230 48,960 53,235
Source: IRCC

From 2010 to 2016, skilled workers and family class were the largest groups of permanent residents in Quebec, followed by refugees.

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