Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 5.4
Admission category classification

Release date: October 25, 2017

Figure 5.4 Admission category classification

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016.

Description for Figure 5.4

Figure 5.4 provides an overview of the admission category classification for the 2016 Census of Population.

The admission category classification is broken down into four major categories: economic immigrant, immigrant sponsored by family, refugee, and other immigrant.

'Economic immigrant' is broken down into worker programs, business programs, and provincial and territorial nominees. Worker programs are broken down into four categories: skilled workers, skilled trade workers, Canadian experience class, and caregivers. 'Skilled workers' is broken down into federal and Quebec skilled workers. Business programs are broken down into entrepreneurs, investors, and self-employed. Each of those is split into the federal and Quebec streams.

'Immigrant sponsored by family' is broken down into six categories: sponsored spouse or partner, sponsored parent or grandparent, sponsored child, sponsored intercountry adopted child, public policy or humanitarian and compassionate case sponsored by family, and immigrant sponsored by family, not included elsewhere.

'Refugee' is broken down into two categories: protected persons in Canada or dependants abroad and resettled refugees. The former is broken down into protected persons in Canada and dependants abroad of a protected person in Canada, while the latter is broken down into government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and blended visa office-referred refugees.

'Other immigrant' is broken down into two categories: public policy or humanitarian and compassionate cases and other immigrants, not included elsewhere. The former is broken down into humanitarian and compassionate cases and public policy cases.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016.

For more information, please refer to Appendix 5.5.

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