Data tables, 2016 Census

Language Used Most Often at Work (8), Other Language(s) Used Regularly at Work (9), Mother Tongue (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Immigrant Status (4) and Age (5) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over Who Worked Since 2015, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Immigrant status (4)


Immigrant status

'Immigrant status' refers to whether the person is a non-immigrant, an immigrant or a non-permanent resident.


  1. Total - Immigrant status Footnote 1
  2. Non-immigrants Footnote 2
  3. Immigrants Footnote 3
  4. Non-permanent residents Footnote 4


Footnote 1

For more information on immigration variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

'Non-immigrants' includes persons who are Canadian citizens by birth.

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Footnote 3

'Immigrants' includes persons who are, or who have ever been, landed immigrants or permanent residents. Such persons have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Immigrants who have obtained Canadian citizenship by naturalization are included in this category. In the 2016 Census of Population, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada on or prior to May 10, 2016.

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Footnote 4

'Non-permanent residents' includes persons from another country who have a work or study permit or who are refugee claimants, and their family members sharing the same permit and living in Canada with them.

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