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Latest Census Data Shows Growing Diversity

Stats Canada's latest Census Profile from the 2016 Census paints a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada. Among the findings it shows that on Census Day, 21.9% of Canada's population reported they were or had been at some point a landed immigrant or permanent resident. In the Prairie provinces, the data shows that over the past 15 years, the share of recent immigrants has more than doubled; in Saskatchewan, the percentage of new immigrants grew to 4.0% in 2016, up from just under 1% in 2001. This Huffington Post article from last week reports on some of the opportunities and challenges of this growing diversity in the Prairies.