French Immigrants to Canada

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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 France increased 30% from 69,460 in 2001 to 90,440 in 2011.

In 2011, 75% of French immigrants resided in Quebec. In fact, Montreal was home to 46,540 French immigrants.




In 2011, 14% of French immigrants resided in Ontario, and 6% in British Columbia.

NOTE:

This is the most recent data that allows us to make some “reasonable” comparisons. However, the accuracy might be questionable since the data comes from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Please use it cautiously.

Citizens from France landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 49,011 new permanent residents from France landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 3,999
2007 4,289
2008 4,532
2009 5,051
2010 4,648
2011 4,080
2012 6,271
2013 5,623
2014 4,716
2015 5,802
2006-2015 49,011
Source: Government of Canada

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