Mexican Immigrants to Canada


The most recent data (2011) shows that immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population; in other words, one in five people were immigrants.

The number of immigrants from Mexico increased 92.4% from 36,220 in 2001 to 69,695 in 2011.

In 2011, 39% of Mexican immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area was home to 9,200 Mexicans.

In 2011, 22% of Mexicans immigrants resided in Quebec, 15% in Alberta, and 13% in British Columbia.


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 Mexico landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 35,768 new permanent residents from Mexico landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 2,844
2007 3,240
2008 2,854
2009 3,092
2010 3,862
2011 3,948
2012 4,227
2013 3,996
2014 4,477
2015 3,228
2006-2015 35,768
Source: Government of Canada

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