Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables

Immigrant population by place of birth, period of immigration, 2016 counts, both sexes, age (total), Canada, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data The letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census data on ethnic origin

Data table


Place of birth Period of immigration
Total immigrant population Before 1981 1981 to 1990 1991 to 2000 2001 to 2005 2006 to 2010 2011 to 2016
Total - Place of birth Footnote 1 7,540,830 1,941,505 915,555 1,486,660 928,940 1,056,095 1,212,075
   Afghanistan 51,960 240 4,430 15,005 13,785 9,260 9,245
   Albania 15,365 110 50 4,340 5,550 2,705 2,615
   Algeria 64,625 1,850 1,705 11,130 13,555 19,200 17,180
   American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Andorra 20 0 0 10 0 0 10
   Angola 3,120 850 515 655 660 225 215
   Anguilla 60 40 0 0 0 0 0
   Antigua and Barbuda 2,310 1,415 375 175 70 115 160
   Argentina 19,430 4,865 3,220 3,375 4,290 2,165 1,510
   Armenia 4,165 210 200 660 880 1,100 1,110
   Aruba 580 465 55 20 0 20 15
   Australia 21,115 7,695 1,595 2,515 1,780 2,560 4,965
   Austria 15,845 12,605 1,210 970 420 235 410
   Azerbaijan 3,845 40 130 940 1,185 985 560
   Bahamas 1,635 500 285 220 105 135 390
   Bahrain 2,390 85 185 870 405 395 450
   Bangladesh 58,735 1,090 3,220 15,445 12,630 13,450 12,900
   Barbados 14,095 8,710 2,125 1,645 370 580 665
   Belarus 11,190 520 665 3,210 2,805 2,385 1,605
   Belgium 18,935 11,350 1,580 1,710 1,245 1,345 1,710
   Belize 1,995 405 525 260 405 185 220
   Benin 2,760 40 65 220 300 905 1,230
   Bermuda 1,845 970 200 160 160 185 175
   Bhutan 4,250 15 0 30 15 1,710 2,470
   Bolivia Footnote 3 4,400 545 785 870 600 960 650
   Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 25 20 10 0 0 0 0
   Bosnia and Herzegovina 36,135 3,640 1,020 26,980 2,250 1,060 1,180
   Botswana 850 30 50 75 90 205 405
   Brazil 29,315 3,195 2,055 4,175 3,305 8,085 8,495
   British Indian Ocean Territory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Brunei Darussalam 4,485 1,085 2,250 815 105 160 75
   Bulgaria 18,635 590 940 5,415 6,110 3,610 1,975
   Burkina Faso 1,980 30 50 100 210 535 1,050
   Burma (Myanmar) 8,215 1,240 650 1,270 780 2,970 1,300
   Burundi 8,470 230 245 1,325 1,820 2,245 2,615
   Cabo Verde 170 35 30 60 0 20 20
   Cambodia 23,320 4,100 11,575 3,330 1,420 1,610 1,290
   Cameroon 18,570 205 220 860 1,485 5,545 10,265
   Cayman Islands 270 35 30 40 45 25 90
   Central African Republic 1,055 15 10 45 75 165 745
   Chad 1,595 20 75 290 325 390 495
   Chile 26,705 11,035 6,920 4,270 1,425 1,705 1,335
   China Footnote 17 649,260 56,670 50,885 148,960 140,605 123,125 129,015
   Christmas Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Colombia 70,040 4,060 2,520 6,405 18,335 23,415 15,300
   Comoros 140 0 0 30 55 25 25
   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 25,655 955 675 5,510 5,370 5,730 7,400
   Congo, Republic of the 2,460 115 50 370 595 570 755
   Cook Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Costa Rica 3,950 200 685 945 565 775 785
   Croatia 40,040 24,675 2,425 9,580 1,450 550 1,370
   Cuba 17,850 445 545 3,085 3,580 4,830 5,370
   Curaçao 470 250 105 40 15 25 35
   Cyprus 4,020 3,080 390 215 105 80 145
   Czech Republic 21,065 10,915 5,270 2,250 790 865 980
   Côte d'Ivoire 11,325 100 305 695 1,040 2,950 6,235
   Denmark 12,515 10,410 720 525 200 275 390
   Djibouti 2,235 15 175 480 250 410 900
   Dominica 2,775 1,110 515 500 235 215 200
   Dominican Republic 10,605 375 1,820 2,850 1,170 1,660 2,730
   Ecuador 14,965 4,835 2,170 3,225 1,650 1,730 1,360
   Egypt 64,620 12,835 5,820 10,890 6,920 12,035 16,115
   El Salvador 48,075 1,340 23,025 13,560 2,220 4,410 3,530
   Equatorial Guinea 60 0 0 15 30 15 0
   Eritrea 15,010 185 2,465 2,075 1,175 3,065 6,050
   Estonia 3,200 2,070 80 635 175 105 135
   Ethiopia 32,790 485 5,150 7,530 5,380 6,730 7,505
   Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Faroe Islands 35 20 0 10 0 0 0
   Fiji 24,660 8,335 5,545 5,910 1,950 1,655 1,275
   Finland 9,525 7,875 440 405 245 245 320
   France 105,570 30,285 7,605 15,455 11,965 16,110 24,150
   French Guiana 280 40 45 90 30 35 40
   French Polynesia 185 20 35 30 20 30 55
   Gabon 1,080 30 30 125 215 350 320
   Gambia 665 30 45 120 105 100 275
   Georgia 2,570 75 90 625 585 530 670
   Germany 145,840 100,005 11,855 11,465 6,210 10,010 6,300
   Ghana 22,910 1,570 4,340 8,395 3,050 2,870 2,690
   Gibraltar 160 100 10 15 10 10 25
   Greece 62,715 54,010 3,435 1,925 645 695 1,995
   Greenland 55 15 10 15 0 10 10
   Grenada 10,265 2,810 1,700 2,730 1,140 1,165 720
   Guadeloupe 515 90 40 70 70 105 140
   Guam 30 0 0 10 10 0 0
   Guatemala 17,275 1,020 6,665 5,695 990 1,425 1,480
   Guernsey 195 140 0 10 20 20 0
   Guinea 5,190 120 155 800 980 1,545 1,590
   Guinea-Bissau 110 10 20 10 25 15 30
   Guyana 87,680 29,535 23,240 19,900 6,340 5,365 3,295
   Haiti 93,485 18,675 14,865 15,930 9,055 14,970 19,990
   Holy See (Vatican City State) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Honduras 7,790 420 1,345 2,175 830 1,135 1,880
   Hong Kong Footnote 18 208,935 47,840 56,275 88,850 6,120 4,885 4,975
   Hungary 36,825 21,725 4,920 3,200 1,945 1,850 3,185
   Iceland 590 220 35 60 50 40 185
   India 668,565 79,420 58,945 146,720 116,545 119,745 147,190
   Indonesia 14,280 3,585 1,545 2,650 2,290 2,230 1,980
   Iran Footnote 14 154,420 3,955 19,840 37,585 23,975 26,995 42,070
   Iraq 68,490 1,910 4,110 17,110 8,395 16,290 20,665
   Ireland Footnote 6 28,320 14,645 3,880 1,870 800 1,465 5,660
   Isle of Man 415 285 40 25 15 40 15
   Israel 26,735 6,195 3,940 3,515 3,635 4,710 4,740
   Italy 236,635 219,930 6,765 3,375 1,485 2,105 2,980
   Jamaica 138,345 54,790 25,310 27,240 8,895 9,620 12,500
   Japan 27,245 5,745 2,195 5,620 3,585 5,195 4,900
   Jersey 360 195 15 35 10 40 65
   Jordan 13,295 1,035 870 2,440 2,225 2,735 3,985
   Kazakhstan 12,450 105 55 3,100 3,485 3,315 2,390
   Kenya 27,150 8,040 4,935 3,875 3,195 3,120 3,995
   Kiribati 20 10 10 0 0 10 0
   Korea, North Footnote 19 780 420 65 45 40 75 135
   Korea, South Footnote 20 123,305 12,755 11,535 29,255 25,105 22,940 21,715
   Kosovo Footnote 8 7,610 100 75 3,915 1,385 1,125 1,005
   Kuwait 15,235 180 1,805 5,720 2,340 2,500 2,685
   Kyrgyzstan 2,980 40 30 450 725 945 795
   Laos Footnote 22 14,475 7,065 5,515 1,175 305 305 115
   Latvia 5,875 2,665 440 1,090 645 360 670
   Lebanon 88,740 16,030 22,650 21,095 8,675 10,915 9,375
   Lesotho 105 0 20 35 10 25 10
   Liberia 2,480 45 95 440 960 625 315
   Libya 6,300 295 425 1,170 965 1,530 1,915
   Liechtenstein 65 35 15 15 0 0 0
   Lithuania 4,980 1,970 375 895 695 460 580
   Luxembourg 675 370 25 75 70 45 90
   Macao Footnote 21 5,750 1,480 1,500 2,240 185 185 155
   Macedonia, Republic of Footnote 9 10,300 4,185 1,060 1,985 1,750 785 530
   Madagascar 3,555 460 660 540 420 640 830
   Malawi 670 135 105 110 50 130 135
   Malaysia 23,785 5,565 7,355 4,360 2,015 2,635 1,860
   Maldives 50 0 0 10 10 25 10
   Mali 2,095 20 55 360 245 575 835
   Malta 7,465 6,510 450 200 145 75 85
   Marshall Islands 20 0 10 0 0 0 10
   Martinique 640 170 55 75 55 95 190
   Mauritania 905 30 15 35 180 315 335
   Mauritius 15,900 2,135 2,595 1,715 2,045 3,590 3,820
   Mayotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Mexico 80,590 8,060 9,230 15,075 11,990 17,570 18,660
   Micronesia, Federated States of 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Moldova Footnote 5 17,605 215 510 1,940 2,790 6,250 5,900
   Monaco 110 25 0 20 10 10 45
   Mongolia 1,420 0 0 35 310 590 490
   Montenegro 1,865 505 120 790 200 140 100
   Montserrat 610 425 85 80 15 0 0
   Morocco 69,655 8,110 4,805 9,120 13,630 18,890 15,105
   Mozambique 1,255 500 275 210 75 130 60
   Namibia 1,035 115 40 120 135 165 460
   Nauru 25 0 0 10 0 0 0
   Nepal 14,390 45 100 615 1,925 4,210 7,500
   Netherlands 88,475 71,120 5,275 4,980 2,560 2,705 1,835
   New Caledonia 220 30 45 20 20 55 60
   New Zealand 9,880 4,080 1,105 1,175 880 1,155 1,485
   Nicaragua 9,865 190 5,030 3,195 375 540 540
   Niger 1,030 0 0 105 175 270 480
   Nigeria 42,430 1,180 1,285 4,450 6,025 12,205 17,285
   Niue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Norfolk Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Northern Mariana Islands 120 0 0 10 55 45 10
   Norway 3,885 2,595 250 385 170 255 230
   Oman 1,540 0 30 385 420 365 335
   Other places of birth Footnote 23 1,035 490 125 215 90 40 80
   Pakistan 202,255 11,505 8,120 52,380 52,950 35,820 41,480
   Palau 30 0 0 10 0 10 15
   Panama 2,620 185 715 935 245 275 260
   Papua New Guinea 235 55 35 60 20 25 40
   Paraguay 7,305 3,590 850 905 830 790 335
   Peru 29,615 2,715 5,295 7,415 5,025 5,640 3,530
   Philippines 588,305 47,080 49,940 110,605 65,725 126,150 188,810
   Pitcairn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Poland 146,470 33,300 61,600 37,475 4,970 4,965 4,165
   Portugal 139,450 92,610 29,055 9,740 1,820 2,735 3,485
   Puerto Rico 505 125 70 45 80 110 80
   Qatar 2,485 15 195 480 415 615 765
   Romania 90,310 7,375 10,330 28,965 23,355 12,670 7,610
   Russian Federation 78,685 4,145 2,470 27,065 18,510 14,930 11,565
   Rwanda 6,105 200 170 1,375 1,075 1,535 1,765
   Réunion 295 15 15 15 55 85 115
   Saint Barthélemy 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Saint Helena Footnote 11 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
   Saint Kitts and Nevis 2,105 1,480 310 150 30 65 60
   Saint Lucia 6,100 1,150 650 790 520 1,305 1,685
   Saint Martin (French part) 80 10 10 15 0 25 15
   Saint Pierre and Miquelon 290 215 15 10 20 20 10
   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12,945 3,680 1,565 2,040 1,420 2,025 2,205
   Samoa 155 40 35 30 20 0 25
   San Marino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Sao Tome and Principe 25 0 10 15 0 0 0
   Sark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Saudi Arabia 20,080 65 1,100 5,475 3,735 4,245 5,465
   Senegal 7,515 175 235 675 785 2,270 3,375
   Serbia Footnote 10 33,320 10,060 2,630 13,465 3,000 2,140 2,020
   Seychelles 1,035 55 380 475 70 35 15
   Sierra Leone 3,040 95 140 695 1,400 400 310
   Singapore 11,820 1,900 2,700 2,620 1,520 1,925 1,155
   Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 105 10 10 25 10 20 30
   Slovakia 14,410 5,435 2,715 2,490 1,765 795 1,205
   Slovenia 8,210 7,215 225 435 85 70 180
   Solomon Islands 40 10 0 10 10 15 0
   Somalia 27,230 195 3,570 11,300 2,710 4,130 5,335
   South Africa, Republic of 44,660 10,715 6,565 10,750 5,585 5,280 5,765
   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   South Sudan 5,540 25 115 1,565 2,610 835 385
   Spain 10,700 6,120 870 725 430 670 1,880
   Sri Lanka 131,995 3,345 21,730 55,110 20,965 19,355 11,495
   Sudan Footnote 13 10,820 220 505 3,020 2,615 1,985 2,470
   Suriname 1,050 345 145 220 165 115 65
   Svalbard and Jan Mayen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Swaziland 400 35 30 55 30 70 180
   Sweden 6,630 3,540 670 750 480 610 580
   Switzerland 19,040 8,860 2,870 3,835 1,075 1,270 1,130
   Syria Footnote 15 52,955 3,605 4,300 6,360 4,190 4,560 29,945
   Taiwan 63,770 4,785 6,810 31,535 7,940 8,395 4,310
   Tajikistan 1,310 30 10 255 480 340 195
   Tanzania Footnote 12 20,600 9,870 4,240 2,410 1,330 1,320 1,440
   Thailand 15,075 1,140 3,965 2,060 1,640 3,715 2,550
   Timor-Leste 25 10 15 0 0 0 0
   Togo 3,350 75 75 390 430 890 1,480
   Tokelau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tonga 140 40 25 25 15 25 10
   Trinidad and Tobago 65,035 28,835 12,085 14,950 3,395 3,770 2,000
   Tunisia 17,435 1,265 765 1,835 2,365 4,505 6,700
   Turkey 26,710 3,865 3,425 5,880 5,055 4,240 4,260
   Turkmenistan 500 0 15 70 145 170 95
   Turks and Caicos Islands 60 15 0 0 0 10 30
   Tuvalu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Uganda 13,210 7,410 1,375 1,050 715 1,215 1,445
   Ukraine 73,030 9,675 2,725 20,615 14,000 12,585 13,430
   United Arab Emirates 20,990 25 740 4,415 4,355 5,320 6,130
   United Kingdom Footnote 7 499,120 347,310 47,690 31,190 18,845 29,635 24,450
   United States Footnote 2 253,715 107,840 27,630 28,655 23,095 33,435 33,060
   United States Minor Outlying Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Uruguay 6,535 2,960 1,065 1,160 575 530 240
   Uzbekistan 6,385 210 145 1,345 1,420 1,835 1,435
   Vanuatu 30 10 0 0 0 0 0
   Venezuela Footnote 4 20,775 1,535 1,305 3,125 3,405 4,990 6,425
   Viet Nam 169,250 38,990 60,010 37,975 9,610 11,455 11,210
   Virgin Islands, British 85 30 35 10 0 10 10
   Virgin Islands, United States 90 35 20 0 0 10 15
   Wallis and Futuna 10 0 0 10 0 10 0
   West Bank and Gaza Strip (Palestine) Footnote 16 8,210 1,465 1,185 1,845 1,230 1,215 1,270
   Western Sahara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Yemen 2,960 185 165 500 650 615 845
   Zambia 3,715 775 650 755 580 550 405
   Zimbabwe 10,495 1,120 950 1,050 2,760 2,680 1,930
   Åland Islands 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
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