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FACTS
 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).