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Plain language definition
'Admission category': name of the immigration program or group of programs under which an immigrant has been granted for the first time the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

'Applicant type': Whether an immigrant was identified as the principal applicant, the spouse or the dependent on the application for permanent residence.
Values (English)
Total - Admission category and applicant type
Admission category - not applicable
Economic immigrants
Principal applicants
Secondary applicants
Immigrants sponsored by family
Other immigrants