Canada: Foreign-born People by Region and Period of Arrival
Most recent immigrants to Canada come from Asia
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.
Most European immigrants (55%) arrived before 1981. After that period, their share has decreased while the proportion of immigrants from Asia and Africa has increased since the 90s.
|Canada: Foreign-born Population by Region of Birth and Period of Arrival|
|Before 1981||1981 to 1990||1991 to 2000||2001 to 2010||2011 to 2016|
|Other places of birth||95||10||–||–||–|
|Source: Statistics Canada. 2017|
From 1981 to 1990, 915,440 immigrants arrived in Canada. From 2001 to 2010 the number doubled to 1,984,890 immigrants arrived in this country.
IMMIGRANTS BY REGION AND PERIOD OF ARRIVAL