Canada: Immigrants by Country of Birth (2016 Census)

Indians: the largest foreign-born group in Canada

Canada Foreign-born population 2016

Immigrants 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.

Foreign-born population by country of birth

In 2016, immigrants living in Canada came from over 250 countries.

In Canada, immigrants from the top 10 source countries accounted for 48% of the foreign-born population.

India, China and the Philippines were the top immigrant source countries accounting for 25% of the foreign-born population in Canada.


More from the 2016 Census:

7.5 Million Immigrants in Canada

Foreign-born Population by Region

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