Palestinian Immigrants to Canada


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

In 2011, 7,395 Palestinian immigrants resided in Canada.

In 2011, 65.2% of Palestinian immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area was home to 2,590 Palestinians.

In 2011, 18.5% of Palestinian immigrants resided in Quebec, 6.7% in Alberta, and 6% 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 Palestine landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 5,142 new permanent residents from Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 626
2007 440
2008 481
2009 399
2010 652
2011 555
2012 531
2013 462
2014 443
2015 553
2006-2015 5,142
Source: Government of Canada

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