Jamaican Immigrants to Canada

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

The number of immigrants from the Jamaica increased from 120,205 in 2001 to 126,035 in 2011, ranking UK nationals as the 15th largest foreign-born group in Canada in 2011.

Jamaican immigrants have been largely concentrated in Ontario (88%) –particularly, in the Greater Toronto Area where 96,160 Jamaican-born resided in 2011.

In 2011, 4% of Jamaican nationals resided in Quebec, 3% in Alberta and 2% in British Columbia.




In 2011, Jamaica nationals were the 9th largest foreign-born group in the Greater Toronto Area.

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 Jamaica landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 24,162 new permanent residents from Jamaica landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 1,722
2007 2,141
2008 2,334
2009 2,457
2010 2,321
2011 2,059
2012 2,175
2013 2,480
2014 3,050
2015 3,423
2006-2015 24,162
Source: Government of Canada

 

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