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Table 13.1 Immigrant population, by place of birth and period of immigration, 2006

Table 13.1  Immigrant population, by place of birth and period of immigration, 2006
  Total immigrant population Period of immigration
    Before 1991 1991 to 2000 2001 to 2006
  number
Immigrant population 6,186,950 3,408,415 1,668,550 1,109,980
United States 250,535 168,840 42,925 38,770
Central America 130,460 62,100 45,080 23,275
Caribbean and Bermuda 317,765 200,735 82,045 34,985
South America 250,710 127,730 61,645 61,330
Europe 2,278,345 1,777,195 322,630 178,525
Western Europe 424,640 346,275 45,945 32,425
Eastern Europe 511,095 270,650 147,875 92,565
Southern Europe 698,085 586,540 85,950 25,590
Italy 296,850 289,815 4,760 2,270
Other Southern Europe 401,235 296,725 81,190 23,315
Northern Europe 644,530 573,720 42,865 27,940
United Kingdom 579,625 515,135 38,830 25,660
Other Northern Europe 64,900 58,585 4,030 2,285
Africa 374,565 136,235 121,115 117,215
Western Africa 48,640 10,070 18,645 19,930
Eastern Africa 129,925 59,150 39,960 30,810
Northern Africa 134,505 43,875 41,785 48,845
Central Africa 22,410 3,640 7,935 10,830
Southern Africa 39,090 19,500 12,790 6,795
Asia and the Middle East 2,525,160 898,750 979,185 647,225
West Central Asia and the Middle East 370,520 119,050 144,595 106,870
Eastern Asia 874,365 293,560 365,520 215,280
China, People's Republic of 466,945 133,905 177,925 155,105
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 215,430 107,925 100,075 7,430
Other Eastern Asia 191,995 51,725 87,520 52,750
Southeast Asia 560,995 280,415 180,355 100,230
Philippines 303,190 107,760 117,550 77,880
Other Southeast Asia 257,800 172,650 62,805 22,345
Southern Asia 719,280 205,720 288,715 224,845
India 443,690 156,830 157,715 129,140
Other Southern Asia 275,590 48,895 131,000 95,700
Oceania and other1 59,410 36,825 13,925 8,655
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.