MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Canada's multicultural society is an exciting fact of daily life and an attraction for international students. Canada includes Aboriginal peoples, Canadians born outside of Canada, and the children of immigrants who came to Canada generations before. Most Canadians initially came from continental Europe and the UK, but recently immigration from Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean has increased. More than 200 ethnic origins were reported in the 2006 Canadian Census; this means you can find the food, clothing, art, music, language, literature and, of course, people from around the globe in Canadian cities! International students can feel comforted and surprised by new experiences as part of Canada's diverse population, where all ethnicities, cultures and religions are respected by Canadian law and national policy.

Multicultural Society Facts

Total landed immigrants in Canada: 6,186,950

Country/ Region

Number of immigrants

Country/ Region

Number of immigrants

Asia and Middle East

2,525,155

South America

250,710

Europe

2,278,350

United States

250,535

Africa

374,656

Central America

130,460

Caribbean and Bermuda

317,756

Oceania and Other

59,410

(2006 Canadian Census)