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    2011

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    • From 1999 to 2008, Canada's foreign-born population increased from 18.0% to 20.2% of the total population, compared with an increase from 10.6% to 13.7% in the United States and from 7.6% to 10.8% in the United Kingdom.
    • Canada's net migration rate was 7.3 arrivals per 1,000 people in 2007, compared with 2.9 in the United States, 0.5 in Germany and 16.5 in Iceland.
    • In 2007, Canada's foreign-born population had an employment rate of 70.5%, compared with 73.0% among the native-born population. The rate in the United States was 71.2% compared with 69.8% among the native-born population.

    Chart 13.4 Immigrant population, by selected country
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