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Public opinion on current migrant levels in Canada from 2000 to 2019

The number of Canadian adults who think immigration levels are too high has increased over the last two decades, rising from 33 percent in 2000 to 40 percent in 2019. Over this period the number of Canadians who believe immigration levels are about right shrunk from 48 percent to 39 percent.

Public opinion on the current levels of immigration in Canada from 2000 to 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,522 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Members of Angus Reid Forum

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Would you say 331,000 new permanent residents in 2019 is ...", where the number of new permanent residents is changed to the relevant value for each year.
Responses of "not sure/can't say" not shown.
Values prior to 2019 taken from previous reports.
1,500 survey respondents for 2018, with number of respondents for earlier years not provided by the source.

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