Immigrants and non-permanent residents Statistics


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Bringing together data, tools and reports to provide you with the latest information on immigrants and non-permanent residents in Canada.

Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB): Interactive apps

Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) interactive app

The dynamic charts provide a wealth of information on immigration analytical outcomes.

Use the Economic Outcomes Interactive App to explore data on immigrant Income by sex, pre-admission experience, immigrant admission category, knowledge of official languages at admission, years since admission, and admission year.

Use the Mobility Interactive App to explore data on interprovincial mobility by geography of admission, geography of residence, immigrant mobility indicators, age groups and sex at taxation year, pre-admission experience, knowledge of official languages at admission, immigrant admission category, and admission year.

About the IMDB

The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) combines administrative immigration data with outcomes from tax data. The IMDB covers all immigrants admitted to Canada since 1952 and all non-permanent resident permits since 1980. This database, whose population is composed of immigrants and non-permanent residents alike, provides detailed and reliable information on socioeconomic outcomes after their arrival in Canada, such as employment income and inter-provincial migration, from annual tax files since 1982. It connects these short- and long-term outcomes with characteristics at admission, such as immigrant admission category, source country and knowledge of official languages at admission. The database also provides information on pre-admission experience in Canada and citizenship acquisition since 2005.

View the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) Technical Report, 2022 for more technical information.

View the following Daily articles for the most recent IMDB information on selected topics:

How to access the IMDB

Data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) can be accessed through Research Data Centres (RDCs) across Canada. View the application process and guidelines for RDC access.

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of the IMDB, or to request custom tabulations, contact the Diversity and Sociocultural Statistics Client Services (

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300;

2021 Census data visualization

2016 Census data visualization

These interactive charts show the distribution of the immigrant population by selected places of birth and by various geographic regions in Canada. Two charts are presented: one is for places of birth and the second, geographic areas.

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