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Waterloo Region Immigration Profile

Posted on:
June 17, 2019

Arianne Folkema, Dan Vandebelt
Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership and Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
June 2019 | Juin 2019

Overview | Aperçu

“Waterloo Region has always welcomed immigration. Immigrants in Waterloo Region play an important role in increasing population, growing the economy and contributing to a diverse and multicultural society. In 2016 there were 119,335 immigrants in Waterloo Region, making up 22.6 per cent of the region’s population. Between 2011 and 2016, 14,045 people who immigrated to Canada settled in Waterloo Region. Compared to other regional municipalities in Ontario, Waterloo Region had the 8th highest proportion of immigrants; third outside the Greater Toronto Area.

This report provides a profile of immigration in Waterloo Region by presenting data on both recent and established immigrants as well as temporary residents. The purpose of the report is to increase the understanding of immigrant populations in Waterloo Region to ensure that as a region and community, appropriate services and strategies are planned to include the broader needs of this population.

This report is a joint effort by the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership and Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services. Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership is a collaboration of community members, community organizations, post-secondary and business partners from multiple sectors. The Immigration Partnership is actively engaged in facilitating the settlement, integration and community involvement of immigrants and refugees so that Waterloo Region will be a community where immigrants and refugees successfully settle, work and belong.

Definitions for key terms used throughout the document can be found in the Data Notes section at the end of the report.”

Table of Contents | Table des matières

Permanent and Temporary Resident Arrivals

  • Permanent Residents
  • Temporary (non-permanent) Residents
  • Secondary Migration
  • Population Growth

Population and Family Composition

  • Recent Immigrants

Language

  • Mother Tongue

Employment, Education, and Income

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Income

Health Status

  • Overall Wellbeing
  • Health Status
  • Access to Health Care

Data Notes

  • Data Sources
  • References
  • Data Notes and Limitations

Download the full report | Télécharger le rapport complet (en anglais) :

https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/resources/Reports-Plans–Data/Public-Health-and-Emergency-Services/WR_ImmigrationProfile_2019.pdf

Source:

Research at a Glance is designed to inform the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) community and other interested parties about recently published, policy-relevant research from government, academic and NGO sources. The views expressed in the documents described do not necessarily reflect those of IRCC.

Summary

This report provides a profile of immigration in Waterloo Region by presenting data on both recent and established immigrants as well as temporary residents. The purpose of the report is to increase the understanding of immigrant populations in Waterloo Region to ensure that as a region and community, appropriate services and strategies are planned to include the broader needs of this population.
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