We are proud to work in Waterloo region and support individuals from around the world (and a wide variety of circumstances) who want to make Canada their home! It was exciting to come across this article from CBC News KW, that outlines just how significant immigration continues to be in our cities.

Original image and article posted by CBC News Kitchener-Waterloo on Oct 25th, 2017. 

Waterloo Region Immigrants“Three cities home to 72 per cent of immigrants in region…

About 23 per cent of Waterloo Region residents are immigrants, the latest census figures show. However, the majority of them live in the three cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

According to 2016 statistics released Wednesday, the share of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest level in almost a century…

The census figures show 21.9 per cent of Canadians report being or having been an immigrant or permanent resident, nearly matching the high of 22.3 per cent in 1921 and up from 19.8 per cent in 2006. The number was slightly higher than 21.9 per cent in 1931 too.

In the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge CMA data, 22.9 per cent of respondents identified themselves as being or having been an immigrant. In the Waterloo Region data, 22.6 per cent of people describe themselves as an immigrant…”

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