1,162,900 foreign-born residents moved to Canada between 2006 and 2011, more than half of which came from Asian nations, including the Middle East. The three most common sources of Canadian newcomers were Philippines (13.1 per cent), China (10.5 percent) and India (10.4 per cent). Ninety per cent of all newcomers settled in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Alberta.
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Of those who came to Canada between 2006 and 2011, 62.5 per cent settled in Canada’s three largest cities: Montreal,Vancouver or Toronto. Those cities are home to about 35 per cent of the country’s entire population.
Location of Canada’s 1,162,900 newcomers between 2006 and 2011: