Settlement Information for Newcomers

Settlement Information For Newcomers

Immigrant Demographics by Community

Each community in BC is different and immigrants play an important role in the growth and development of our communities. Using Census 2021 data, the NewToBC team identified, analyzed, and compiled data related to immigration and developed 15 community demographic profiles for BC communities that received a significant number of newcomer immigrants in the census reporting period (2016 – 2021). Note: you can also access previously developed profiles that reference data from Census 2016 and Census 2011 via the dropdown menu below.

For newcomers, this information may help you understand you new community. For service providers, this information is invaluable to program planning and service delivery. For businesses, this information can be used to help understand your customers and clients, to recruit new staff to represent and provide good service to different populations, and to shape product lines and services.

To learn about communities in British Columbia, choose a city from the dropdown menu and click the blue “Download” button. Each profile holds information on population, immigration trends and numbers, countries of origin, languages spoken, age, education levels, and occupations.

In addition to community-specific profiles, the NewToBC team also developed a summary that provides key data to emphasize the unique demographics of communities across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. The 2021 Summary of All Communities can be found in the dropdown menu below.