Immigration and citizenship
Release no. 4: December 4, 2007
- The 2006 Census enumerated 6,186,950 individuals who were born outside of
Canada. They represented one in five (19.8%) of the total population. This
is the highest proportion of foreign-born population in 75 years.
- A majority of the 1.1 million recent immigrants lived in Toronto, Montréal
and Vancouver. But there were also some signs that newcomers are choosing
the smaller metropolitan areas.