India, China, and the Philippines were the most important source countries for Canadian immigration. Unlike China and the Philippines, Canada accepted more immigrants than expected from India. Out of 401,000 new permanent residents, almost one-fourth – 96,660 were from India. In addition, Nigeria, France, the United States, Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, and South Korea were the other biggest sources of newcomers to Canada this year. The most popular way for foreign candidates to immigrate to Canada was through economic immigration programs. Around 63 percent of immigrants preferred to immigrate through them.