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Over 700,000 Filipinos (of which 65% are women) residing in Canada and contributing much to its economic growth as of 2009. This number is projected by Statistics Canada to exceed 1 million by 2031. The Philippines is one of the top source of immigrants aside from China and India.
There are currently 150,000 to 200,000 Filipinos contract worker under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
The Filipino community is the third largest non-European ethnic group in Canada and the largest Southeast Asian group.
Over 70% of Canadians of Filipino origin were born outside of Canada. Of these, 77% arrived in Canada in the last 20 years.
Just over 3 in 10 (31%) people of Filipino origin have a university degree, double the figure of all Canadians.
Over 7 of of 10 Filipino labour force par-ticipants are employed (72%), 10% point higher that the national figure.
Top 5 provinces with high concentration of Filipino Canadian population: Ontario (259,700), British Columbia (135,990), Alberta (113,205), Manitoba (61,270) and Quebec (34,140).