Ontario: Immigrants by Country of Birth (2016 Census)

In 2016, 3.9 million immigrants resided in Ontario

Ontario Foreign Born Population

Immigrants in Ontario

Statistics Canada reported that in 2016, there were 7,540,830 foreign-born people living in Canada, which accounted for 21.9% of Canada’s population.

In 2016, the provinces with the highest proportions of foreign-born people were Ontario (29.1%), British Columbia (28.3%) and Alberta (21.2%).

Foreign-born population by country of birth

In Ontario, the foreign born population increased 13.3% from 3,398,725 in 2006 to 3,852,145 in 2016.

In Ontario, the largest immigrant populations were from India, China, United Kingdom, the Philippines and Italy; together they accounted for 35% of the foreign-born population in this province.


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