Most of immigrants to Canada heads from Caribbean, Africa, South & Central America

August 23, 2014
Nationals of Caribbean, Africa, South & Central America prefer Canada immigration

The National Household Survey 2011 has revealed interesting facts. The report has observed a minor increase in the number of people migrating to Canada, who head to Canada from countries such as Caribbean, South America, Africa and Central America. 

The survey unveiled the details concerned with immigration of these areas between 2006 and 2011. During this period, Canada received 145,700 people from Africa, which represented a 10.3 % a slight increase when compared to previous five-year period.  

Whereas, immigrants from rest of the three countries:  Central America, Caribbean, and South America represented 12.3 % of all new entrants during this period. This indicates a slight increase when compared to previous five year period when they represented 10.5 % of all new comers.  

Further, immigrants hailing from these regions, around 661,600 individuals representing 56.9 % hailed from Asia, between 2006 and 2011, making it the largest chunk of the pie. Europeans representing 159,700, of newcomers constituting 13.7 % forms the second largest group among immigrant population.
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