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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Mother Tongue (8), Knowledge of Official Languages (5), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Labour Force Status (8), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Age Groups (10C) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Immigrant status and period of immigration (11)

Definition

Period of immigration

Part A - Short definition
Not applicable

Part B - Detailed definition
Period of immigration refers to the period in which the immigrant first obtained his or her landed immigrant/permanent resident status.  

A landed immigrant/permanent resident is a person who has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.


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


Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.



Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person 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. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.



Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

Values

  1. Total - Immigrant status and period of immigration
  2. Non-immigrants Footnote 2
  3. Immigrants Footnote 3
  4. Before 1971
  5. 1971 to 1980
  6. 1981 to 1990
  7. 1991 to 2000
  8. 2001 to 2011 Footnote 8
  9. 2001 to 2005
  10. 2006 to 2011
  11. Non-permanent residents Footnote 11

Footnotes

Footnote 2

Non-immigrant refers to a person who is a Canadian citizen by birth.

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Footnote 3

Immigrant refers to a person who is or has ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident. This person 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. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 8

Includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

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Footnote 11

Non-permanent resident refers to a person from another country who has a work or study permit, or who is a refugee claimant, and any non-Canadian-born family member living in Canada with them.

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