British Columbia Immigration by Country

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

During this period, British Columbia was the province of choice of 15.4% of Canada’s immigrants.

Annual immigration to British Columbia*
Total Percentage**
2000 37,430 16.5%
2001 38,485 15.4%
2002 34,065 14.9%
2003 35,230 15.9%
2004 37,030 15.7%
2005 44,770 17.1%
2006 42,085 16.7%
2007 38,965 16.5%
2008 43,995 17.8%
2009 41,450 16.4%
2010 44,195 15.7%
2011 34,785 14.0%
2012 36,240 14.1%
2013 36,220 14.0%
2014 35,165 13.5%
2015 35,730 13.1%
Total 615,840 15.4%
*Intended Destination
**BC’s share of Canada’s immigration
Source: Government of Canada

With regard to these source countries, the annual number of immigrants from China showed a clear decreasing trend since 2005. On the contrary, the inflow from the Philippines experienced a noticeable growth, and the annual intake from the other seven countries remained about the same during this period.




During this period, immigrants to British Columbia came from about 170 countries and the top ten source countries were China (22.9%), India (14.7%), the Philippines (12%), South Korea (5.7%), UK (5.5%), the United States of America (4.3%), Iran (4%), Taiwan (3.8%), Japan (1.3%) and Pakistan (1.3%).

According to the National Household Survey, in 2011, about 18% of the foreign-born population3 in Canada resided in British Columbia (1,191,400).

2 Country of Citizenship

3 People born outside Canada

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Immigration to British Columbia by Class (2016)

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