Quebec Immigration by Country

quebec-immigrants

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




During this period, Quebec was the province of choice of 18.3% of Canada’s immigrants.

Annual immigration to Quebec*
Total Percentage**
2000 32,500 14.3%
2001 37,600 15.0%
2002 37,600 16.4%
2003 39,560 17.9%
2004 44,250 18.8%
2005 43,315 16.5%
2006 44,680 17.8%
2007 45,205 19.1%
2008 45,200 18.3%
2009 49,500 19.6%
2010 53,995 19.2%
2011 51,715 20.8%
2012 55,020 21.3%
2013 51,980 20.1%
2014 50,230 19.3%
2015 48,960 18.0%
Total 731,310 18.3%
*Intended Destination
**Quebec’s share of Canada’s immigration
Source: Government of Canada

During this period, immigrants to Quebec came from more than 170 countries2.

The top ten source countries of newcomers to Quebec were France (8.6%), Algeria (7.8%), China (7.7%), Morocco (7.4%), Haiti (5.1%), Colombia (4%), Romania (3.3%), Lebanon (3.2%), Iran (3%) and Mexico (2.2%).

In 2011, according to the National Household Survey, 974,590 foreign-born people3 resided in Quebec.

2 Country of Citizenship

3 People born outside Canada

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