Filipino Immigrants to Canada
In 2011, the immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population, so one in five people were immigrants.
The number of immigrants from the Philippines almost doubled (95%) from 232,665 in 2001 to 454,335 in 2011, ranking Filipinos among the largest foreign-born groups in Canada.
In 2011, about half of the Filipino immigrants resided in Ontario –mainly in the Greater Toronto Area (173,495).
In 2011, 21% of Filipinos resided in British Columbia, 15% in Alberta and 10% in Manitoba.
In 2011, Filipinos were the largest foreign-born groups in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary (Census Metro Areas).
We would like to point out that the quality of the data from the National Household Survey (NHS) 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 the Philippines landed in Canada in recent years
From 2006 to 2015, 321,742 new permanent residents from the Philippines landed in Canada.
|Source: Government of Canada.|