Italian Immigrants to Canada

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In 2011, immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population; one in five people were immigrants.

The number of immigrants from Italy decreased 19% from 315,455 in 2001 to 256,825 in 2011, ranking Italian nationals as the 6th largest foreign-born group in Canada in 2011.

In 2011, about 67% of Italian immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area alone was home to 105,060 Italians.

In 2011, Italians were the 4th largest foreign-born group in the Greater Toronto Area.




In 2011, 22% of Italian nationals resided in Quebec, 6% in British Columbia, 3% in Alberta.

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 Italy landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 4,714 new permanent residents from Italy landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 325
2007 316
2008 370
2009 429
2010 434
2011 374
2012 438
2013 545
2014 652
2015 831
2006-2015 4,714
Source: Government of Canada

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