Immigration to Canada

Canada is one of the world’s largest countries in terms of size. Canada is known for its economic development and prosperity. Perhaps, that explains its popularity as a major immigration country. People from all over the world flock to this nation in search of better life and inspiring environment. Interestingly, approximately every one person in six in Canada has born outside Canada. Canada has a total population of approximately 33.3 million people.

People from different religions, ethnicity and countries have migrated to Canada. It’s a vast country that provides appreciable standard of living apart from huge job opportunities because of its economically developed nation status. People as far form China, India, Malaysia, Greece, Sri Lanka, Italy, Vietnam, Pakistan, UK, and Thailand etc have come to Canada and settled there.

According to one estimate, Canada receives about 240,000 to 265,000 immigrants each year and this number shows no sign of reducing. The large chunk of this number comes from people of Asia. Even people from other parts of the world like Europe, Caribbean, South and Central America, Africa have shifted their base to this land.

In fact, Canada has always been one of the most popular countries for immigration purposes. That explains why every sixth person of Canada was born outside of the country. Canada is a multi-cultural place with two official languages of English and French. But almost 20 percent of the population speaks languages other than these.

The official fertility rate of Canada is 1.61 children per female which is relatively low from international standards. So the major part of the population comprises of immigrants. Also, the original population of Canada is aging rapidly with average year of 39. So, the influx of immigrants works both ways.

One, it improves the lives of immigrants and secondly, it also helps in Canada’s economy and work force. Most of the people coming from outside the country have settled well because of good job opportunities. The growth of the country is also conditional to immigrants.