Number of immigrants in Canada, by province 2018

Number of immigrants in Canada in 2018, by province and territory of residence*

by Erin Duffin, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Number of immigrants in Canada, by province 2018 Ontario was the province with the most immigrants in 2018, with 132,417 immigrants living within its boundaries. Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory, had 31 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.
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Number of immigrants in Canada in 2018, by province and territory of residence*

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