The Changing Face of Immigration

Immigrants are increasingly coming from non-traditional source countries:

  • 54 per cent: The proportion of all immigrants in Canada who were visible minorities in 2006.
  • 75 per cent: The proportion of immigrants who came to Canada between 2001 and 2006 who were visible minorities.
  • 66 per cent: The proportion of visible minorities in Canada who were immigrants in 2006.

(Source: Visible Minority Groups, Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration, Statistics Canada, April 2, 2008.)