Canada: Immigrants by Province – 2016

Canada Immigrants by Province 2016 – Interactive Map

In 2016, Canada admitted* 296,340 new permanent residents –a 9% increase from the previous year.



Compared to the previous year, permanent immigration increased in all provinces in 2016:

  • Prince Edward Island (94.5%) -from 1,190 to 2,315
  • New Brunswick (81.2%) –from 2,580 to 4,675
  • Nova Scotia (61.1%) –from 3,405 to 5,485
  • Saskatchewan (18.7%) –from 12,520 to 14,855
  • Manitoba (12.9%) –from 14,900 to 16,815
  • Quebec (8.7%) –from 48,960 to 53,235
  • British Columbia (6.5%) –from 35,735 to 38,060
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (6.3%) –from 1,120 to 1,190
  • Ontario (6.2%) –from 103,600 to 110,015
  • Alberta (4.2%) –from 47,200 to 49,195

In contrast, permanent immigration decreased in most territories:

  • Nunavut remained unchanged
  • Northwest Territories (-11.9%) –from 210 to 185
  • Yukon (-20.8%) –from 265 to 210

*Data based on immigrants’ intended province/territory of destination.


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