Richmond Hill, ON: Last year Canada welcomed record number of Chinese students and permanent residents. Canada issued more than 270,000 visitor visas to Chinese citizens, welcomed more than 29,000 Chinese students and admitted more than 34,000 Chinese citizens as permanent residents of Canada. Nearly 1.5 million Canadian residents can trace their ancestral roots to China. Canada issued more than 47,000 visitor visas to Filipino visitors in 2013. This figure represents a record high for the Philippines and a 57 percent increase since 2006. In 2013, nearly 30,000 Filipino citizens became permanent residents of Canada ranking