7.5 Million Immigrants in Canada

Immigrants make up 21.9% 0f Canada’s population

Foreign-born population in Canada

Statistics Canada reported that in 2016, there were 7,540,830 foreign-born people living in Canada, which accounted for 21.9% of Canada’s population.

In Canada, the percentage of foreign-born population increased from 19.6% in 2006 to 21.9% in 2016.

In 2016, three provinces concentrated 82.7% of Canada’s foreign-population: Ontario (51.1%) British Columbia (17.1%), and Quebec (14.5%).

In 2016, the provinces with the highest proportions of foreign-born people were Ontario (29.1%), British Columbia (28.3%) and Alberta (21.2%).

From 2006 to 2016, the foreign-born population in Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Prince Edward Island registered the highest growth.


More from the 2016 Census:

Immigrants by Region

Immigrants by Country of Birth

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