Ontario Immigration by Country (2015)

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From 2000 to 2015, 3,993,035 permanent residents landed in Canada.

During this period, Ontario was the province of choice of nearly half of Canada’s immigrants who came from over 200 countries**.



Annual immigration to Ontario*
Year Total Percentage***
2000 133,520 58.7%
2001 148,650 59.3%
2002 133,620 58.3%
2003 119,755 54.1%
2004 125,105 53.0%
2005 140,530 53.6%
2006 125,895 50.0%
2007 111,320 47.0%
2008 110,880 44.8%
2009 106,875 42.4%
2010 118,125 42.1%
2011 99,465 40.0%
2012 99,125 38.4%
2013 103,570 40.0%
2014 95,770 36.8%
2015 103,620 38.1%
Total 1,875,825 47.0%
*Intended Destination
***Ontario’s share of Canada’s immigration
Source: Government of Canada

From 2000 to 2015, newcomers came from more than 185 countries, and the top ten source countries were India (16.4%), China (13%), the Philippines (7.7%), Pakistan (7.3%), Iran (3.6%), the United States of America (3.2%), Sri Lanka (2.8%), UK (2.7%), Iraq (2%) and Bangladesh (1.9%).

In regards to these source countries, the annual number of immigrants from China and Pakistan showed a decreasing trend while the inflow from the Philippines experienced a remarkable growth, and the inflow from the other seven countries remained about the same during this period.

According to the National Household Survey, about 53% of the foreign-born population**** resided in Ontario (3,610,460) in 2011.

**Country of citizenship

****Born outside Canada

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