Salvadoran 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.

The number of immigrants from El Salvador increased 13.5% from 38,460 in 2001 to 43,655 in 2011.

In 2011, 45% of Salvadoran immigrants resided in Ontario. In fact, the Greater Toronto Area was home to 10,295 Salvadorans.

In 2011, 22.5% of Salvadoran immigrants resided in Quebec, 12.9% in British Columbia, and 12.7% in Alberta.


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 El Salvador landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 7,404 new permanent residents from El Salvador landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 429
2007 926
2008 1,114
2009 841
2010 768
2011 692
2012 641
2013 637
2014 700
2015 656
2006-2015 7,404
Source: Government of Canada

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