Proportion of immigrants, permanent residents hits record, making up 23% of population: census


Almost 1 / 4 of individuals who name Canada residence have been or have been an immigrant or a permanent resident, making up the biggest proportion of the inhabitants within the nation’s historical past, in accordance with new census knowledge launched by Statistics Canada.

According to the 2021 census knowledge, 8.3 million individuals, or 23 per cent of the inhabitants, match into this class, topping the earlier file of 22.3 per cent in 1921.

The newly launched numbers additionally imply that the proportion of immigrants and permanent residents in Canada is at the next stage than in another G7 nation. 

“If these traits proceed, based mostly on Statistics Canada’s current inhabitants projections, immigrants may signify from 29.1 per cent to 34 per cent of the inhabitants of Canada by 2041,”  the report mentioned. 

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