Colombian Immigrants to Canada


In 2011, the immigrant population comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population, so one in five people were immigrants.

In 2011, 60,555 immigrants from Colombia resided in Canada.

Nine out of ten Colombians lived in three provinces: Ontario (26,720 or 44%), Quebec (21,325 or 35%) and Alberta (6,865 or 11%).

Colombians also resided in other Western Provinces: British Columbia (3,315), Manitoba (1,090) and Saskatchewan (450).


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 Colombia landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 43,982 new permanent residents from Colombia landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 6,535
2007 5,358
2008 5,449
2009 4,655
2010 5,218
2011 4,366
2012 3,736
2013 3,632
2014 2,855
2015 2,178
2006-2015 43,982
Source: Government of Canada

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