Canada: 20th-century migration
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Avery, D. H. 2013. Canada: 20th-century migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Canada remains one of the world's leading immigration nations, accepting newcomers from more than 200 different countries. Indeed, by 2010, over 19 percent of its overall population of 34 million was foreign-born, with 34 ethnic groups being represented by at least 100,000 members each, most located in major urban centers. In addition, over 58 percent of newcomers now come from Asia, as this region has steadily replaced Europe and the United Kingdom as the major source of Canada's immigrant population. Indeed, today six of the top ten source countries are China, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, South Korea, and Sri Lanka (Canada 2010).
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