Percentage of Canadians 0 to 4 years of age who are immigrants, by province and territory, Canada, 2016

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, 2016 Census, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016189. – accessed July 3, 2018.

In 2016, 2.1% of all Canadian children under five years of age were born in another country.

In Manitoba, 3.2% of all children under age 5 were immigrants. That was the case for 2.6% in Alberta and 2.4% in Saskatchewan.


A large proportion of young Canadian children are immigrants – from diverse ethnic origins.  This diversity adds richness to our Canadian society.  However, these children and families may also face challenges in the form of discrimination which can have a significant impact on education, recreation and leisure as well as other domains of daily life.