immigrant retention rate

The provinces and cities with the highest immigrant retention rate

The latest StatCan data, based on immigrant admission from 2014 to 2019, showed that Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta are the provinces with the highest immigrant retention rate in Canada. Here is the top!

Provinces Retention Rate
Ontario 93.7%
British Columbia 89.7%
Alberta 89.0%
Quebec 79.1%
Manitoba 72.8%
Territories 67.1%
Nova Scotia 62.8%
Saskatchewan 62.7%
Newfoundland and Labrador 46.2%
New Brunswick 42.4%
Prince Edward Island 28.1%

The Top Canadian Cities

We also checked which are the cities where immigrants like to stay put after they’ve settled in Canada. Moreover, we found out that the cities with the best immigration retention rates are Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton, according to Statistics Canada.

Furthermore, Statistics Canada said Vancouver (86.1%) did the best job of retaining immigrants that arrived in 2014 for the next five years. Toronto (85.5%) came in a close second and Edmonton (84.6%) was third.

About the Atlantic Provinces

Nova Scotia is the province with the highest immigrant retention rate in Atlantic Canada. This province retained immigrants at a rate of 62.8% from 2014 to 2019. However, according to the province, Nova Scotia’s current immigrant retention rate is 71% (December 2021).

Of course, everyone who lives in Nova Scotia benefits from this retention rate and growth “with a greater tax base, new businesses and jobs, greater diversity and culture, and improved infrastructure,” said the Minister. You can read more about it in the following article:

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