Tuesday, April 7, 2009

IMMIGRATION QUICK FACTS

PMs who were immigrants: John Turner: Richmond, Surrey, England; Mackenzie Bowell: Rickinghall, Suffolk, England; Alexander Mackenzie: Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland; John A. Macdonald: Glasgow, Scotland

Toronto's net labour market growth comes completely from immigration.

Seven of Canada's 25 billionaires are immigrants.

For the first time in more than 10 years, China is not the top source country of Canadian immigrants. The top source country is now the Philippines. Nearly 80 per cent of immigrants who arrived in 2000 or later and are currently working in marketing/sales, clerical/administration or production positions are over-educated for their jobs.