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Source: Montreal Gazette

 

Immigration in Canada by the numbers

 

 

By Kirsten Smith, Postmedia News

 

 

The proportion of foreign-born population in G8 countries and Australia (reported statistically)

 

 

 

Japan — 1.0 per cent (2000)

 

Italy — 8.0 per cent (2009)

 

Russia — 8.2 per cent (2002)

 

France — 8.6 per cent (2008)

 

United Kingdom — 11.5 per cent (2010)

 

United States — 12.9 per cent (2010)

 

Germany — 13 per cent (2010)

 

Canada — 20.6 per cent (2011)

 

Australia — 26.8 per cent (2010)

 

 

Recent immigration (2006 to 2011)

 

Canada — 1.2 million

 

Toronto — 381,745

 

Montreal — 189,730

 

Vancouver — 155,125

 

Calgary — 70,700

 

Edmonton — 49,930

 

Winnipeg — 45,270

 

Ottawa-Gatineau — 40,420

 

Saskatoon — 11,465

 

Windsor — 9,225

 

Regina — 8,150

 

 

The make-up of first-, second- and third-generation immigrants compared to total population:

 

First generation (born outside Canada): 7.2 million or 22 per cent Of them:

 

• 93.3 per cent immigrants

 

• 4.9 per cent foreign students and foreign workers • 87,400 were born outside Canada to parents who are Canadian

 

Second generation (born in Canada but at least one parent was born abroad): 5.7 million or 17.4 per cent • 54.8 per cent said both their parents were born outside Canada • B.C. was home to the most second generation residents 23.4 per cent • 3 in 10 second-generation residents were a visible minority

 

Third generation (born in Canada, both parents also born in Canada): 19.9 million or 60.7 per cent

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.canada.com/Immigration+Canada+numbers/8354135/story.html#ixzz2SiAN7sP2

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