Only a small population of Filipinos resided in Canada until the late 20th century. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has estimated that as of 2009 there were over 40,000 Canadians of Filipino origin.[14]Due to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Western Canada and the Philippines; contracts in Atlantic Canada; consistent hiring of workers in Central Canada; and increased activity in Northern Canada, it is estimated that there will be some 500,000 Filipinos in Canada as of 2010. As of December 2008, Filipinos overtook China as Canada's leading source of immigrants.[15] See Filipino Canadians. Philippine Consulate General in Edmonton, Canada Room 107, 4990 92 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T6V 2V4 Canada Telephone: (+1) (780) 395 0222 / (+1) (780) 415 4303 E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] source: embassy