Venezuelan 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, 16,005 immigrants from Venezuela resided in Canada

Nine in ten Venezuelan immigrants resided in Ontario (41%), Quebec (30%), and Alberta (20%).

Most Venezuelans resided in three cities: Toronto (4,850), Montreal (4,385), and Calgary (2,215).


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 Venezuela landed in Canada in recent years

From 2006 to 2015, 12,367 new permanent residents from Venezuela landed in Canada.

Landing Year Total
2006 1,192
2007 1,335
2008 1,240
2009 1,352
2010 998
2011 1,450
2012 1,366
2013 1,022
2014 1,483
2015 929
2006-2015 12,367
Source: Government of Canada

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