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    Canadian Immigration Facts & Statistics

    Σε ποιες 3 πολεις πανε το 70% των μεταναστατων στον Καναδα και απο που προερχονται κατα 80%
    Canadian Immigration Facts & Statistics - CanadaFAQ.ca



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    Each year, Canada receives thousands of immigrants from all over the world. The country welcomes foreign students, temporary foreign workers, immigrants, and refugees from over 200 countries.

    Immigrants settle in all provinces and territories, but as the infograph shows, 7 out of 10 newcomers (or 51 percent in 2011) choose to settle in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto.


    Most immigrants prefer urban areas to predominantly rural regions. Thus, provinces with large urban centres such as British Columbia and Ontario attract the most immigrants. In fact, the infograph illustrates that 40 percent of all permanent residents settle in Ontario, and less than 1 percent chooses Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and Yukon. The rural regions of the five eastern provinces and Saskatchewan receive the least immigrants. These findings are important in light of the fact that immigration is the main driving force of population growth. The Atlantic provinces receive fewer immigrants, and retention rates are considerably lower.

    Retention rates range from 43 to 68 percent in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Atlantic provinces and from 79 to 91 percent in Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. There are two challenges that call for a community development strategy – to attract immigrant groups to the provinces with lower retention rates and to keep them there. Community development strategies help meet the long-term requirements of the labor market as well as regional skill shortages. The aim is to attract and retain skilled and qualified workers across Canada.

    The infograph also presents information about immigrants by gender and offers two graphs, showing the percentage distribution of immigrants by continent and status. Most immigrants come from Asia (79 percent) and the least from Africa (4 percent). The figures are 11 percent for Europe and 6 percent for the United States.

    These numbers are important given that different population groups may face different and unique challenges. A study by Desai and Subramanian, for example, reveals that adolescents of South Asian origin face adjustment problems in addition to developmental challenges. The reason is that they face conflicts between the culture of origin and the host culture.

    The second graph is important in that it shows that immigrants come to Canada with different experiences (business immigrants, economic immigrants, family class, etc). Many of them are selected based on their qualifications and skills.

    There are myths and misconceptions about immigrants that create negative attitudes toward them. Many believe, for example, that immigrants prefer to live on social assistance and are drain on society. Another myth is that newcomers are uneducated and unskilled and receive special treatment.

    In fact, the graph illustrates that the majority of newcomers or 63 percent of them are economic immigrants, followed by family class (23 percent). The economic class includes provincial nominees, business immigrants, and skilled workers who are selected based on their qualifications, skills, and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy. The group of business immigrants encompasses investors, self-employed people, and entrepreneurs. Refugees and other immigrants represent 11 percent and 3 percent of all immigrants.

    Regardless of their status, newcomers are entitled to the same treatment as Canada-born citizens. They have to declare income and pay taxes and receive the same tax credits (Harmonized Sales Tax and Child Tax Benefit) as Canadians. Immigrants are not eligible to receive additional tax credits. Moreover, they rely less on social assistance than other groups.

    In sum, the infograph gives an insight into broader immigration trends that can help outline and improve community development strategies, thus facilitating economic growth and wellbeing. The infograph also shows that while different immigrant groups may face different challenges, the majority of newcomers are selected based on skills and educational qualifications.

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    Richest Postal Codes Canada- CanadaFAQ.ca



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    Lawrence Park, Ontario, Westmount, Quebec, and Springbank, Alberta are among the richest postal codes in Canada. Lawrence Park is a wealthy neighborhood and a planned garden area in North Toronto. The neighborhood features a mixture of architectural styles such as Colonial, Georgian, and Tudor Revival.

    Lawrence Park boasts winding roads, magnificent houses, and plenty of park space. Westmount in Montreal is also a beautiful neighborhood with historic houses and private schools. Young families came to Montreal in search of cheap land and modern houses about a century ago. Today, houses cost between $1,000,000 and $4,500,000, and many wealthy people live here. The neighborhood offers beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and Montreal. Notable residents of Westmount are the Desmarais family and Brian Mulroney. The area borders with Grot Roads, Stony Plain, and other arteries with heavy traffic. Westmount boasts cozy restaurants, specialty shops, and boutiques.

    Other highly priced residential areas and wealthy postal codes include Winnipeg, Manitoba, Corman Park, Saskatoon, and Springbank, Alberta.
    Springbank is situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and features old and new houses and rural estates. This rural suburb features many golf courses, among which the Elbow Springs Golf Course, Springbank Links Golf Course Club, and Pinebrook Golf Club. Home prices here range between $1,000,000 and $6,000,000.

    Vancouver is also notorious for pricy estate listings and expensive luxury mansions. A $38-million mansion is one of the most expensive real estate properties ever listed in Canada. Horseshoe Bay is a wealthy suburb that is situated in West Vancouver. A house in this neighborhood costs over $1 million. The BC Ferries terminal links the area with Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Island.

    Corman Park is a wealthy residential area close to the city of Saskatoon. The main landmarks in the area are the Bone Trail and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, which is an archeological site. Winnipeg is another of the richest postal codes, with an average property price of about $1.33 million. Winnipeg features diverse architectural styles and elements, from century-old buildings to aluminum balconies, which were designed by architects such as Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic.

    The housing prices in Halifax, Nova Scotia are in the range of $750,000 and $800,000. Tuxedo is one of the wealthy suburbs here, with plenty of attractions to visit. There are sculpture gardens, a theatre, museum, and zoo. Rothesay is found in New Brunswick and is one of the wealthiest areas in the country. Established as a shipbuilding centre, today the town boosts high incomes and standard of living, modern amenities, and natural and historical landmarks.

    Whitehorse, which is known as the driest city in Canada, is found in Yukon. The average property price is around $427,000, and there are many historical sites such as the Yukon Transportation Museum and the Miles Canyon.
    You can buy an affordable house in places such as Iqaluit, Charlottetown, and Yellowknife, where housing costs between $111,333 and $353,957 on average. Iqaluit is one of the largest communities in Nunavut, and its cityscape features a mixture of distinct and functional buildings.

    The capital of the Northern Territories Yellowknife is the home to residential areas such as Range Lake, Niven Lake, and Frame Lake. Many buildings in Yellowknife are clad in metal siding, and the average price of properties is around $354,000. Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, is a city of historical lots and architectural sights such as the St Dunstan’s Basilica and the Victorian mansion Beaconsfield House.

    Located on the Avalon Peninsula, St John’s has a distinct architecture, with elements of the British colonial style. Landmarks include St Patrick’s Church and the Confederation Building.

    The infographic also shows how tall dollars are. In loonies, for example, 3.8 million dollars are 1,950 meters tall. This is the height of Mount Harris in Alaska. You will reach the height of the Sphinx in Giza if $20 bills are used instead.

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