In 2011-2012, 91% of immigrant youth aged 12 to 19 years reported that they had never smoked cigarettes. The proportion was lower for Canadian born youth – at 81%. These proportions were similar for young men and women. Younger youth were more likely to report that they had never smoked than were older youth. Among 18 and 19 year old immigrant youth, 81% reported that they had never smoked compared with only 63% of Canadian born youth.