Number of immigrants in Canada 2000-2022
Immigration to the Great White North
Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, there were an estimated 107,865 immigrants to Ontario, making it the most popular immigration destination out of any province. While the number of immigrants has been increasing over the years, less than half of surveyed Canadians believed that there were too many immigrants in the country. This is most definitely a positive aspect, since in 2017, the Canadian government announced its aim to significantly increase the number of permanent residents to Canada in order to combat an aging workforce and the decline of working-age adults.
Profiles of immigrants to Canada
The gender of immigrants to Canada in 2021 was just about an even split, with 113,167 male immigrants and 113,036 female immigrants. In addition, most foreign-born individuals in Canada came from India, followed by China and the Philippines. The United States was the fifth most common origin country for foreign-born residents in Canada.