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Distribution of the Immigrant Population by Age and Sex, Alberta

Description

This Alberta Official Statistic describes the distribution of the immigrant population by age and sex in Alberta for 2011. Immigrants are persons who are, or have ever been, landed immigrants in Canada. A landed immigrant/permanent resident is a person who has been granted the right to live permanently in Canada by immigration authorities. Some immigrants have resided in Canada for a number of years, while others have arrived recently. Some immigrants are Canadian citizens, while others are not. Most immigrants are born outside Canada, but a small number are born in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), 'Immigrants' includes immigrants who landed in Canada prior to May 10, 2011.

Updated

June 8, 2015

Tags
AOS Alberta Official Statistics Immigrant Population

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2015-06-08

Update Frequency

Every 5 years

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour (2013–2016)

Subject Information

Start Date

2011-05-10

End Date

2011-05-10

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-05-13

Date Added to catalogue

2015-05-13T19:26:05.005504

Date Issued

2013-05-28

Date Modified

2015-06-08

Audience information

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Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Immigrants refers to persons who are or have ever been a landed immigrant/permanent resident; in other words, they have been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

In the 2011 National Household Survey, the landed immigrant status question (Question 11) and the citizenship question (Question 10) are used to identify non-immigrants, immigrants and non-permanent residents.

The landed immigrant status question (Question 11) asked: "Is this person now, or has this person ever been, a landed immigrant?" Notes accompanying the landed immigrant question stated:

A 'landed immigrant' is a person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.

For persons who are Canadian citizens by naturalization or are permanent residents under the Immigration Act, mark 'Yes.' Respondents who mark 'Yes' to the landed immigrant status question (Question 10) are 'Immigrants.'

Respondents who mark 'No' to the landed immigrant status question (Question 11) are either 'Non-immigrants' or 'Non-permanent residents.' The citizenship question (Question 10) is used to derive the two groups. If a respondent is a Canadian citizen by birth according to Question 10, then he is a non-immigrant. If a respondent does not have Canadian citizenship and is not a landed immigrant, he is a non-permanent resident.

Although the content of the NHS is similar to that of the 2006 long form Census questionnaire, the shift from a mandatory to a voluntary survey, and some content changes, can affect the comparability of the data over time. As a result, users are cautioned when comparing NHS estimates with counts produced from the 2006 Census long form, especially for data involving small geographies. Users are advised to consult the user guide and the reference materials provided by Statistics Canada to ensure appropriate use and analyses of NHS data.

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Email

osi.support@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

(780) 427-2071