South African Immigrants to Canada

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In 2011, the immigrants comprised 20.6% of Canada’s population; one in five people were immigrants.

The number of immigrants from the Republic of South Africa increased 15.9% from 34,995 in 2001 to 40,550 in 2011.




In 2011, 92% of South African immigrants resided in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

In 2011, Toronto was home to 13,125 South Africans, and 8,030 resided in Vancouver.

Citizens from South Africa landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 11,265 new permanent residents from South Africa landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 1,111
2007 1,200
2008 1,122
2009 1,190
2010 1,239
2011 959
2012 1,244
2013 1,238
2014 1,001
2015 961
2006-2015 11,265
Source: Government of Canada

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