The Canadian Index for Measuring Integration

How does your region fare in the Canadian Index of Measuring Integration (CIMI)? Click on the map to explore the CIMI rankings. Play with the dimension weights according to your view of integration.

Economic This dimension of integration assesses immigrant economic outcomes, looking at income and labour-force participation.

Social This dimension of integration focuses on immigrant sense of belonging, social networks, and general well-being.

Civic & Democratic Participation This dimension of integration measures degrees of immigrant civic engagement.

Health This dimension of integration considers immigrant health access and their quality of life.

Canada's Immigrant Profile

27296859

Total population of Canada

Immigrants
represent

16.1 %

of the
population

4382885

Total number of immigrants in Canada

28528125

Total population of Canada

Immigrants
represent

17.4 %

of the
population

4971070

Total number of immigrants in Canada

29639035

Total population of Canada

Immigrants
represent

18.4 %

of the
population

5448480

Total number of immigrants in Canada

31241030

Total population of Canada

Immigrants
represent

19.8 %

of the
population

6186950

Total number of immigrants in Canada

32852325

Total population of Canada

Immigrants
represent

20.6 %

of the
population

6775765

Total number of immigrants in Canada

Selected Immigrant Demographics (Census, 1991)

Age

0 - 14
5.3 %
15 - 24
9.1 %
25 - 44
36.5 %
>45
49.1 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
78.8 %
French
3.7 %
En and Fr
11.4 %
Neither
6.2 %

Most Populous Cities

Toronto
40.5 %
Vancouver
14.3 %
Montreal
13.1 %
Calgary
4.3 %
Edmonton
4.3 %

Selected Immigrant Demographics (Census, 1996)

Age

0 - 14
5.9 %
15 - 24
8.8 %
25 - 44
34.8 %
>45
50.5 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
77.7 %
French
3.7 %
En and Fr
11.6 %
Neither
7.0 %

Most Populous Cities

Toronto
41.8 %
Vancouver
15.0 %
Montreal
13.8 %
Calgary
4.0 %
Ottawa - Gatineau
3.9 %

Selected Immigrant Demographics (Census, 2001)

Age

0 - 14
5.8 %
15 - 24
8.6 %
25 - 44
33.3 %
>45
52.3 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
78.2 %
French
3.5 %
En and Fr
11.9 %
Neither
6.3 %

Most Populous Cities

Toronto
43.2 %
Vancouver
15.7 %
Montreal
13.2 %
Calgary
4.2 %
Ottawa - Gatineau
3.9 %

Selected Immigrant Demographics (Census, 2006)

Age

0 - 14
5.6 %
15 - 24
8.9 %
25 - 44
31.9 %
>45
53.6 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
77.3 %
French
3.9 %
En and Fr
12.3 %
Neither
6.4 %

Most Populous Cities

Toronto
37.5 %
Vancouver
13.5 %
Montreal
12.0 %
Calgary
4.1 %
Ottawa - Gatineau
3.2 %
Edmonton
3.2 %

Selected Immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011)

Age

0 - 14
5.6 %
15 - 24
8.4 %
25 - 44
31.0 %
>45
55.0 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
76.7 %
French
4.2 %
En and Fr
12.5 %
Neither
6.5 %

Most Populous Cities

Toronto
37.4 %
Vancouver
13.5 %
Montreal
12.5 %
Calgary
4.6 %
Ottawa - Gatineau
3.4 %
Edmonton
3.4 %

The CIMI

A measurement tool to evaluate the state of immigrant integration in Canada

The Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration presents the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration (CIMI), the first of its kind in Canada. The CIMI fills an existing knowledge gap in terms of addressing the extent to which newcomers and all Canadians foster a harmonious society.

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