2006 Census Topic-based tabulations

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Immigrant Status and Place of Birth (38), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8A), Age Groups (8), Sex (3) and Selected Demographic, Cultural, Labour Force, Educational and Income Characteristics (277), for the Total Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

About this variable: Immigrant status and place of birth (38)


No definition is available for this variable.


  1. Total - Immigrant status and place of birth Footnote 1
  2. Non-immigrants Footnote 2
  3. Born in province of residence
  4. Born outside province of residence
  5. Immigrants Footnote 5
  6. United States of America
  7. Central America
  8. Caribbean and Bermuda
  9. South America
  10. Europe
  11. Western Europe
  12. Eastern Europe
  13. Southern Europe
  14. Italy
  15. Other Southern Europe
  16. Northern Europe
  17. United Kingdom
  18. Other Northern Europe
  19. Africa
  20. Western Africa
  21. Eastern Africa
  22. Northern Africa
  23. Central Africa
  24. Southern Africa
  25. Asia and the Middle East
  26. West Central Asia and the Middle East
  27. Eastern Asia
  28. China, People's Republic of
  29. Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region
  30. Other Eastern Asia
  31. Southeast Asia
  32. Philippines
  33. Other Southeast Asia
  34. Southern Asia
  35. India
  36. Other Southern Asia
  37. Oceania and other Footnote 37
  38. Non-permanent residents Footnote 38


Footnote 1

For information on the specific countries included in each regional grouping in this variable, please refer to Appendix J in the 2006 Census Dictionary.

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Footnote 2

Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadian 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 5

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 37

'Other' includes Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the category 'Other country,' as well as immigrants born in Canada.

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Footnote 38

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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