- In almost all OECD countries, migration is the main source of population growth. In 2009, the countries with the highest share of the foreign-born population were Luxembourg (36.9%), Australia (26.5%), Switzerland (26.3%), Israel (26.2%), New Zealand (22.7%) and Canada (19.6%).
- Canada's foreign-born population grew to 19.6% of the total population in 2009 from 16.7% in 1995.
- Canada admitted 252,000 permanent migrants in 2009. That year, the top source countries for immigrants were China (12%), the Philippines (11%) and India (10%).