Hong Kongese 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 Hong Kong decreased 12.8% from 235,620 in 2001 to 205,430 in 2011, ranking Hong Kongese nationals as the 7th largest foreign-born group in Canada in 2011.

In 2011, 52% of Hong Kongese immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area was home to 97,660 Hong Kongese.

In 2011, 36% of Hong Kongese immigrants resided in British Columbia, 8% in Alberta, and 2% in Quebec.


Please note 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 the data cautiously.

Citizens from Hong Kong landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 6,854 new permanent residents from Hong Kong landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 711
2007 674
2008 894
2009 656
2010 623
2011 586
2012 719
2013 775
2014 586
2015 630
2006-2015 6,854
Source: Government of Canada 2016


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