♦ Immigration to Canada has experienced periods of boom and bust. These were largely driven by other countries' situations and Canada’s own.
♦ In 2011, the immigrant population comprised 20.6% of Canada's population, so one in five people were immigrants.
♦ In 2013, 258,619 permanent immigrants landed in Canada, compared with 257,894 one year earlier.
♦ In Canada, the number of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) increased 451% from 61,323 in 1987 to 338,221 in 2012.
♦ In Canada, the number of seniors aged 65 and over increased 212% from 1,724,460 in 1971 to 5,379,622 in 2013; accounting for 7.9% and 15.3% of the total population respectively.
♦ In 2011, Victoria, CMA, British Columbia was home of the 13th largest immigration population in Canada.
In 2011, London, CMA, Ontario was home of the tenth largest immigration population in Canada.
♦ In 2011, one in five or 20.6% of Winnipeg’s population were immigrants.
♦ In 2011, 232,195 immigrants accounted for 23.5% of Hamilton’s population.
♦ Immigrant children* represented about 26% of immigrants who arrived in Canada in the 1960s, 24% in the 1970s and 21% in the 1980s.
♦ In 2011, 232,195 immigrants accounted for 20.4% of Edmonton’s population, and they represented 6.5% of Alberta’s population.
♦ In 2011, a total of 313,880 immigrants accounted for 26.2% of Calgary’s population, and they represented 8.8% of Alberta’s population.
♦ In 2011, a total of 913,310 immigrants accounted for 40% of Vancouver’s population, and they represented 21% of British Columbia’s population.
♦ In 2011, a total of 846,645 immigrants accounted for 23% of Montreal’s population, and they represented 11% of Quebec’s population.
♦ A total of 2,537,410 foreign-born people accounted for 46% of Toronto’s population (almost 5 out of 10 people were immigrants), and they represented 20.1% of Ontario’s population.
Workers aged 25 to 54 with university education employed full year and full-time:
In 2011, the immigrant population comprised 20.6% of Canada's population. In other words, in Canada, one in five people were immigrants.
Immigrants in major Canadian cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau, Edmonton, Hamilton
♦ On December 2012, despite the fact that Mexico remained as the top source country for refugee claimants to Canada (7,944 claimants), the number of Mexican claimants was 62 percent down from the highest number (21,118) observed in 2009.
♦ A total of 265,404 international students were present on December 1st 2012. The largest groups were the Chinese representing 30 percent or 80,638 students, followed by India (10 percent), and students from the Republic of Korea (7.2 percent).
Immigration to Canada has experienced periods of boom and bust. These were largely driven by other countries' situations and Canada’s own. From 1852 to 2012, Canada registered the largest intake of 400,870 immigrants in the year of 1913 and the lowest (6,276 people) in 1860.
In 2013, the United Nations estimated that more than 231.5 million people (3 percent of the world's population) live outside their country of birth. In absoulte numbers, the United States of America, the Russian Federation and Germany attracted the most.
♦ In 2012, Canada received 257,287 newcomers -an increase of 3.4% from 248,748 in 2011.
Canada: Permanent residents by immigration class: economic, family and refugees.
♦ In Canada, the number of temporary foreign workers increased 451% from 61,323 in 1987 to 338,189 in 2012.