Immigration to Alberta (2016)

Thousands of immigrants settling in Alberta

Alberta Immigration

Immigration to Alberta

From 2010 to 2016, Canada admitted 1,874,740 new immigrants (permanent residents), and Alberta was the destination choice of 275,210 new immigrants.




During this period, immigration to Alberta increased from 32,655 in 2010 to 49,195 in 2016 –representing 12% and 17% of Canada’s immigration respectively.

Alberta Immigration by class

Immigration to Alberta by class and landing year
Immigration Class 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Skilled Worker 11,515 8,330 9,745 9,660 8,000 9,105 7,985
Canadian Experience 810 1,365 2,780 2,130 6,685 7,005 6,930
Live-in Caregivers 2,275 1,895 1,590 1,605 3,535 5,235 3,825
Provincial Nominee 7,495 9,000 10,285 9,145 11,170 10,405 8,070
Family 7,455 6,905 8,505 10,765 9,410 9,740 13,010
Refugees 2,205 2,640 2,245 2,750 2,850 3,455 7,215
Other 900 825 930 570 860 2,240 2,160
TOTAL 32,655 30,960 36,080 36,625 42,510 47,185 49,195
Source: IRCC

IMMIGRATION TO ALBERTA – ANIMATED CHARTS



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