Cultural Diversity in Canada: The Social Construction of Racial Difference

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3. Changing Immigration Pattern and the Emergence of Visible Minorities

Table 2: Immigrant Arrivals by Countries of Last Permanent Residence, 1967-1991
Period   Europe United States Central/ South Americas' Caribbean Asia Africa Australia Oceania Not stated Total
1968-1972 Nbre 387,670 114,615 24,863 53,100 112,584 22,014 18,656 0 3,622 73,124
% 52.6 15.5 3.4 7.2 15.3 3 2,5 0 0.5 100
1973-1977 Nbre 324,131 102,141 63,598 86,627 216,837 42,748 10870 7937 0 854,889
% 37.9 11.9 7.4 10.1 25.4 5 1.3 0.9 0 100
1978-1982 Nbre 196,546 49,407 36,262 39362 236,596 21,946 6,438 4,502 232 591,291
% 33.2 8.4 6.1 6.7 40 3.7 1.1 0.8 0 100
1983-1987 Nbre 124,344 36,214 56,442 39,079 226,326 24,027 2,774 3,771 38 513,015
% 24.2 7.1 11 7.6 44.1 4.7 0.5 0.7 0 100
1988-1992 Nbre 237,666 33,686 91061 59,911 545,410 70,744 4,771 8,534 0 1,051,783
% 22.6 3.2 8.7 5.7 51.9 6.7 0.5 0.8 0 100
1993-1995 Nbre 126,509 19,433 39,119 36,599 418,016 45,255 3,476 3,791 0 692,198
% 18.3 2.8 5.7 5.3 60.4 6.5 0.5 0.5 0 100
1968-1995 Nbre 1,396,866 355,496 311,345 314,678 1,755,769 226,734 46,985 28,535 3,892 4,440,300
% 31.5 8 7 7.1 39.5 5.1 1.1 0.6 0.1 100

Source:
Compiled from Immigration Statistics, Employment and Immigration Canada, 1973-1991 Annual Edition; Immigration Statistics, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 1995.

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