Immigrants are increasingly coming from non-traditional source countries:
- China, India, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka: The top five sources countries for immigrants between 1996 and 2001. (Source: Recent Immigrants In Metropolitan Areas: A Comparative Profile Based On The 2001 Census, Strategic Research and Statistics, April 2005.)
- 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.)