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

Territories: Few foreign-born in the North

The territories were home to 0.3% of Canada's total population. An even smaller share of recent immigrants lived in the North (0.1%).

Only about 6,300 foreign-born individuals resided in the territories, according to the census. They represented only 0.1% of the total foreign-born population in the country and 6.2% of the population in the North.

The largest proportion of the foreign-born in the territories came from the United Kingdom (15.7%), the United States of America (13.9%) and the Philippines (12.1%).

Only about 1,000 newcomers chose to settle in the territories between 2001 and 2006. The Philippines was the leading source country, accounting for 24.5% of these recent arrivals.

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