Japanese Immigrants to Canada


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

In 2011, 25,805 immigrants from Japan resided in Canada.

Nine out of ten Japanese lived in three provinces: British Columbia (12,355 or 48%), Ontario (8,015 or 31%), and Alberta (2,940 or 11%).

In 2011, 10,295 Japanese immigrants resided in Vancouver, and  5,930 in Toronto


We would like to point out 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 this data prudently.

Citizens from Japan landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 11,684 new permanent residents from Japan landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 1,212
2007 1,250
2008 1,284
2009 1,193
2010 1,167
2011 1,265
2012 1,210
2013 982
2014 1,127
2015 994
2006-2015 11,684
Source: Government of Canada

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