Peruvian 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.

In 2011, 26,715 immigrants from Peru resided in Canada.

Most Peruvian immigrants lived in Quebec (43%), Ontario (39%) and British Columbia (11%).

Peruvians mainly resided in three cities: Montreal (10,555), Toronto (8,100) and Vancouver (2,485).


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 Peru landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 10,849 new permanent residents from Peru landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 1,473
2007 1,490
2008 1,094
2009 1,884
2010 1,282
2011 886
2012 787
2013 683
2014 712
2015 558
2006-2015 10,849
Source: Government of Canada


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