Canada Immigration by Province (2015)

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In 2015, 271,660 new permanent residents landed in Canada, a 4.4 % increase compared to 260,265 in 2014.



From 2005 to 2015, Canada received 2,828,365 new permanent residents.

In 2015, over 73% of immigrants chose Ontario (103,560 or 38.1%), Quebec (48,930 or 18%), and Alberta (47,165 or 17.4%) as their destination.

Compared to 2014, permanent immigration increased in most provinces and territories* in 2015:

  • Nunavut (40%) -from 25 to 35
  • Northwest Territories (27%) –from 165 to 210
  • Nova Scotia (27%) –from 2,670 to 3,400
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (24%) –from 900 to 1,120
  • Alberta (11%) –from 42,505 to 47,165
  • Ontario (8%) –from 95,775 to 103,560
  • Saskatchewan (5.8%) –from 11,825 to 12,515
  • British Columbia (1.5%) –from 35,160 to 35,700

However, permanent immigration decreased in the following provinces and the Yukon:

  • Prince Edward Island (-27%) –from 1,630 to 1,190
  • Yukon (-13%) –from 305 to 265
  • New Brunswick (-9%) –from 2,835 to 2,580
  • Manitoba (-8.2%) –from 16,220 to 14,890
  • Quebec (-2.6%) –from 50,230 to 48,930

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

Source:

Government of Canada

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