Number of immigrants in Canada, by province 2019

Ontario was the province with the most immigrants in 2019, with 139,071 immigrants living within its boundaries. Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory, had 25 immigrants residing there in the same year.

Immigration to Canada

Over the past 20 years, the number of immigrants to Canada has held steady and is just about evenly split between men and women. Asian countries dominate the list of leading countries of birth for foreign-born residents of Canada, although the United Kingdom, the United States, and Italy all make the list as well.

Unemployment among immigrants

In 2018, the unemployment rate for immigrants in Canada was highest among those who had been in the country for five years or less. The unemployment rate decreased the longer someone had been in Canada, and unemployment was lowest among those who had been in the country for more than ten years, coming more into line with the average unemployment rate for the whole of Canada.

Number of immigrants in Canada in 2019, by province or territory of residence

Number of Immigrants
Ontario 139,071
Quebec 44,856
British Columbia 43,151
Alberta 40,725
Manitoba 15,918
Saskatchewan 13,910
Nova Scotia 6,393
New Brunswick 5,076
Prince Edward Island 2,267
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,651
Yukon 310
Northwest Territories227
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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary.
Data represents immigrants reported between July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

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