1.16 Million (1,162,900) is the total number of 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 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. Ontario recorded 43.1 per cent, Quebec 19.2 per cent, British Columbia 15.9 per cent followed by Alberta with 12.4 per cent. 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.
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