Statistics Canada: Canada has 6.8 million foreign-born residents

The National Household Survey, something Statistics Canada has designed in an effort to gather more information on Canada and Canadians now that the long-form census is gone, has uncovered all kinds of interesting data regarding the makeup of Canadian society. Foreign-Born Residents in Canada

According to the survey, Canada is currently home to 6.8 million residents who were born in another country, which is 20.6 per cent of the total population. In 2006, that number was 19.8 per cent. This is also the highest number of people who are foreign born living in a G8 country.

One in five people living in Canada is a visible minority, but there are actually nine different municipalities in Canada where the visible minorities are the majority.

Immigration helps change Canada’s landscape

Canada is known globally in the international community as a country that has one of the highest per-capita acceptance rates of immigrants, making it very popular with people from around the world who want to relocate or start anew in a great country. There are many different programs that you can use to immigrate to Canada depending on your qualifications.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada?

Give our immigration law firm a call. Our experienced immigration lawyers can use our expertise to help you find the best immigration stream that fits your situation and help you bring your family to Canada. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail.


Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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