Niagara Canada was built on immigration. Around 18% of the population is made up of first generation newcomers to Canada, and 41% are first or second-generation newcomers – and these numbers continue to grow. There is a large French speaking population in Niagara, and 17% of the population has a first language that is not English or French.
Historically, Niagara Canada saw much of its immigration from Western Europe. Now, the Philippines and China stand out as the most common and second most common places of birth for newcomers, followed by the United States and India.
*Source: Niagara Workplace Planning Board, 2018