Canada relies on immigration for economic and population growth and gains. Canada has a very long history of immigration and some things may surprise you!

Canada prides itself at home and abroad as a country made up of a cultural mosaic rather than a cultural melting pot. The mosaic is based on our belief that Canada as a whole becomes stronger by having immigrants bring with them their cultural diversity for all Canadians to learn from. The cultural melting pot, as adopted in the United States, tells immigrants that no matter who they have been in the past, upon landing on American shores, they are Americans and are expected to adopt and follow the American way.

Canadian Immigration Facts & Statistics

Canadian Immigration Facts Infographic from Canada FAQ website.

Refugee Alberta

Learn the facts, how to volunteer, where to donate, and find tools for private sponsorship. For Organizations, find resources and information to help your agency serve refugees. For Refugees, learn more about your settlement and integration journey in Alberta.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is Canada's national museum of immigration. The museum occupies part of Pier 21, the former ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971.

Are Refugees Good for Canada?

The data shows that refugees positively contribute to the communities in which they settle. Learn more about the integration of refugees in Canada from the United Nations Refugee Agency.