2006 Census Topic-based tabulations

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Citizenship (5), Place of Birth (35), Sex (3) and Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (12) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Immigrant status and period of immigration (12)

Definition

Landed immigrant status

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to whether or not the person is a landed immigrant in Canada. Landed immigrants are people who have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

Non-immigrant population

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to people who are Canadian citizens by birth. Although most were born in Canada, a small number of them were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.

Immigrant population

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to people who are, or have been, landed immigrants in Canada. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number were born in Canada.

Non-permanent resident

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to people from another country who had a Work or Study Permit, or who were refugee claimants at the time of the census, and family members living in Canada with them.

Period of immigration

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to ranges of years based on the year of immigration question. Year of immigration refers to the year in which landed immigrant status was first obtained. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

Year of immigration

Part A - Plain language definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Refers to the year in which landed immigrant status was first obtained. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

Values

  1. Total - Immigrant status and period of immigration
  2. Non-immigrants Footnote 2
  3. Immigrants Footnote 3
  4. Before 2003
  5. Before 1961
  6. 1961 to 1970
  7. 1971 to 1980
  8. 1981 to 1990
  9. 1991 to 2000
  10. 2001 to 2002
  11. 2003 to 2006 Footnote 11
  12. Non-permanent residents Footnote 12

Footnotes

Footnote 2

Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadians citizens by birth. Although most Canadian citizens by birth were born in Canada, a small number were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.

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Footnote 3

Immigrants are persons who are, or have ever been, landed immigrants in Canada. A landed immigrant is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others are recent arrivals. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number were born in Canada. Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to Census Day, May 16, 2006.

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Footnote 11

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to Census Day, May 16, 2006.

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Footnote 12

Non-permanent residents are persons from another country who, at the time of the census, held a Work or Study Permit, or who were refugee claimants, as well as family members living with them in Canada.

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