Immigration to British Columbia (2016)

Fewer immigrants settle in British Columbia

Immigration To British Columbia

Immigration to British Columbia

From 2010 to 2016, Canada admitted 1,874,740 new immigrants (permanent residents), and British Columbia was the destination choice of 260,365 new immigrants.




During this period, immigration to British Columbia decreased from 44,195 in 2010 to 38,060 in 2016 –representing 15.7% and 13% of Canada’s immigration respectively.

British Columbia Immigration by class

Immigration to British Columbia by class and landing year
Immigration Class 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Skilled Worker 16,665 10,035 9,945 7,485 5,285 6,515 6,285
Canadian Experience 570 1,020 1,615 1,005 3,210 2,700 2,810
Live-in Caregivers 2,885 2,460 1,810 1,700 3,725 5,615 3,730
Provincial Nominee 4,900 4,305 5,940 7,150 7,045 6,785 6,755
Family 10,935 10,245 11,915 14,505 11,720 11,100 12,970
Refugees 1,665 1,810 1,440 1,775 1,620 2,255 4,655
Other 6,575 4,910 3,575 2,600 2,560 760 855
TOTAL 44,195 34,785 36,240 36,220 35,165 35,730 38,060
Source: IRCC

IMMIGRATION TO BC – ANIMATED CHARTS



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