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Part II - Portrait of the mobility of Canadians in 2006: Trajectories and characteristics of migrants

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by Patrice Dion and Simon Coulombe


In December 2007, Statistics Canada released a series of tables produced from the 2006 Census on the mobility of Canadians in support of analytical articles on mother tongue and immigration. This paper is an analytical complement to the data released on December 4.

The first part of this paper provides a portrait of the mobility of Canadians between 2001 and 2006. For consistency, this part follows the structure of previous census releases.

The second part analyses the characteristics of migrants. It offers a model for identifying the socioeconomic characteristics influencing the probability of migration and the choice of destination. The results of such a model provide better understanding of the impact of internal migrations on the socioeconomic composition of communities.

Part 1 - A portrait of the mobility of Canadians between 2001 and 2006

Part 2 - A socio-demographic profile of migrants in Canada according to the 2006 Census