Infographic: Immigration matters to Canada’s business sector


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1 in 3 business owners with paid staff is an immigrant.

600,000+ self-employed immigrants across the country

260,000+ of them have paid employees

Percentage of business owners who are immigrants, by sector:

  • 50% Restaurants
  • 51% Computer systems design and services
  • 53% Grocery stores
  • 56% Truck transportation

Immigrant entrepreneurs and business leaders play an important role in ensuring that Canada has a growing and successful economy.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

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