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Immigration in Canada: A Portrait of the Foreign-born Population, 2006 Census: Immigrants in the provinces and territories

British Columbia: Second-highest proportion of foreign-born

British Columbia's population had the second-highest proportion of foreign-born individuals of all the provinces.

The census enumerated 1,119,200 foreign-born individuals in British Columbia. They accounted for 27.5% of the province's population, up from 26.1% in 2001 and 22.3% in 1991.

British Columbia's proportion of foreign-born population in 2006 was second only to Ontario, where the foreign-born represented 28.3% of the population.

About 16%, or 177,800, of the 1.1 million newest immigrants who came to Canada during the past five years settled in British Columbia.

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