Alberta Immigration by Country

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From 2000 to 2015, 3,993,035 permanent residents landed in Canada.

During this period, Alberta was the province of choice of 10.4% of Canada’s immigrants.

Annual immigration to Alberta*
Total Percentage**
2000 14,365 6.3%
2001 16,405 6.5%
2002 14,795 6.5%
2003 15,845 7.2%
2004 16,480 7.0%
2005 19,405 7.4%
2006 20,715 8.2%
2007 20,860 8.8%
2008 24,200 9.8%
2009 27,025 10.7%
2010 32,655 11.6%
2011 30,960 12.4%
2012 36,080 14.0%
2013 36,625 14.1%
2014 42,510 16.3%
2015 47,185 17.4%
Total 416,110 10.4%
*Intended Destination
**Alberta’s share of Canada’s immigration
Source: Government of Canada

During this period, immigrants to Alberta came from more than 175 countries2.

The top ten source countries of newcomers to Alberta were the Philippines (22%), India (14%), China (8%), United Kingdom and Colonies (5%), Pakistan (5%), USA (3%), Nigeria, South Korea, Mexico and Iran (2% each).




With regard to these source countries, the annual number of immigrants from the Philippines and India increased substantially since 2007. The number of immigrants from the other eight countries remained practically unchanged.

In 2011, according to the National Household Survey, 643,825 foreign-born people3 resided in Alberta.

2 Country of Citizenship

3 People born outside Canada

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