Chilean Immigrants to Canada


The most recent data (2011) shows that immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population; in other words, one in five people were immigrants.

The number of immigrants from Chile increased 2.9% from 24,495 in 2001 to 25,195 in 2011.

In 2011, 34.3% of Chilean immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area was home to 6,250 Chileans.

In 2011, 32.1% of Chileans immigrants resided in Quebec, 17.1% in Alberta, and 10.5% in British Columbia.


We would like to point out that we used data from the National Household Survey (NHS) knowing that its quality is still under criticism because this survey was conducted on a voluntary basis, so its validity, reliability and comparability with other instruments, such as population censuses have become an issue. In fact, before the first release of the NHS results, Statistics Canada issued warnings and cautions when using the NHS data, so use this data prudently.

Citizens from Chile landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 3,318 new permanent residents from Chile landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 427
2007 530
2008 350
2009 376
2010 340
2011 174
2012 291
2013 273
2014 299
2015 258
2006-2015 3,318
Source: Government of Canada

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