Canada's immigrant farm population

Release date: November 27, 2018
Infographic: Canada's immigrant farm population
Description: Canada's immigrant farm population

Canada's immigrant farm population

Top five mother tongue of the immigrant farm population, excluding English and French, 2016
Mother tongue Percentage of immigrant farm population
German 26.1%
Dutch 23.0%
Punjabi 16.0%
Italian 2.9%
Mandarin 2.5%

Size of the immigrant farm population vs total immigrant population, 2016

  • In 2016, 1 in 14 members of the farm population was an immigrant.
  • In 2016, more than 1 in 5 members of the total population was an immigrant.
Top place of birth of the immigrant farm population by province, 2016
Province Birth country Percentage of immigrant farm population
British Columbia India 35.5%
Alberta Netherlands 25.5%
Saskatchewan United States 20.1%
Manitoba United Kingdom 22.2%
Ontario Netherlands 25.2%
Quebec Switzerland 29.4%
New Brunswick Netherlands 27.6%
Nova Scotia United Kingdom 25.3%
Prince Edward Island Netherlands 51.6%
Newfoundland and Labrador United States 44.3%
Top three places of birth of the immigrant farm population by select farm type, 2016
Birth country Percentage of immigrant farm population
Dairy cattle and milk production
Netherlands 50.7%
Switzerland 23.8%
United Kingdom 5.7%
Vegetable and melon farming
China 13.9%
United States 11.9%
India 9.5%
Fruit and tree nut farming
India 56.0%
United Kingdom 6.3%
United States 5.0%
Top three places of birth of the immigrant farm population by period of immigration
Birth country Percentage of immigrant farm population
Before 1981
United Kingdom 16.9%
Netherlands 16.7%
United States 15.2%
1981 and after
Netherlands 16.0%
India 15.0%
United States 9.2%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Agriculture and 2016 Census of Population.

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