PEI Immigration by Country

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




During this period, Prince Edward Island (PEI) was the province of choice of 0.38% of Canada’s immigrants.

Annual immigration to Prince Edward Island*
Total Percentage**
2000 190 0.1%
2001 135 0.1%
2002 110 0.0%
2003 155 0.1%
2004 310 0.1%
2005 330 0.1%
2006 565 0.2%
2007 990 0.4%
2008 1,455 0.6%
2009 1,760 0.7%
2010 2,595 0.9%
2011 1,740 0.7%
2012 1,100 0.4%
2013 1,000 0.4%
2014 1,630 0.6%
2015 1,190 0.4%
Total 15,255 0.4%
*Intended Destination
**PEI’s share of Canada’s immigration
Source: Government of Canada.

During this period, immigrants to PEI came from more than 70 countries2.

The top ten source countries of newcomers to PEI were China (51%), Iran (7%), South Korea (5%), UK (4%), the United States of America (3%), the Philippines (3%), Taiwan (3%), India (2%), Bhutan (1.3%) and Syria (0.9%).

With regard to these source countries, the annual number of immigrants from China showed a clear increasing trend between 2006 and 2010. Then, it declined until 2013, and recovered a little bit in 2014. The annual intake from the other nine countries remained about the same during this period.

In 2011, according to the National Household Survey, 7,085 foreign-born people3 resided in Prince Edward Island.

2 Country of Citizenship

3 People born outside Canada

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