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Canadian in America: Green Cards

Below is a table showing persons from Canada obtaining legal permanent resident status (green card) in the United States:

  FY 2008 FY 2007 FY 2006
Total 15,109 15,495 18,207
       
New arrivals 2,437 2,274 3,003
Adjustments of status 12,672 13,221 15,204
       
Age      
Under 18 years 3,862 3,672 4,090
18 to 24 years 1,290 1,410 1,731
25 to 34 years 3,780 4,158 5,366
35 to 44 years 3,528 3,732 4,026
45 to 54 years 1,823 1,741 2,043
55 to 64 years 600 575 680
65 years and over 226 207 271
Unknown - - -
       
Marital status      
Single 5,497 5,339 5,666
Married 9,257 9,808 12,106
Other 282 283 325
Unknown 73 65 110
       
Occupation      
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,727 3,715 4,016
Service occupations 278 299 355
Sales and office occupations 369 313 497
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 18 13 D
Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations 45 80 91
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 149 181 234
Military 4 - D
No occupation/not working outside home 6,718 6,444 7,402
Homemakers 1,226 1,240 1,431
Students or children 4,319 4,046 4,575
Retirees 140 125 187
Unemployed 1,033 1,033 1,209
Unknown 3,801 4,450 5,586
       
Broad class of admission      
Family-sponsored preferences 736 602 714
Employment-based preferences 6,998 6,674 6,382
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens 7,044 7,891 10,762
Diversity 60 56 53
Refugees and asylees 51 42 63
Other 220 230 233
       
Leading states of residence      
Arizona 423 441 570
California 2,259 2,468 2,291
Colorado 293 248 281
Connecticut 189 218 303
Florida 1,340 1,444 2,205
Georgia 362 457 568
Illinois 467 429 539
Massachusetts 530 478 495
Michigan 752 724 772
Minnesota 213 271 323
New Jersey 531 509 528
New York 1,326 1,293 1,561
North Carolina 361 424 631
Ohio 321 365 450
Pennsylvania 385 386 462
Texas 1,181 990 1,220
Virginia 366 285 422
Washington 885 1,146 895

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security