ARCHIVED – Socioeconomic Profiles of Immigrants in the Four Atlantic Provinces — Phase II: Focus on Vibrant Communities

Some Definitions Used in this Study

Total population:
Total residents of a community, enumerated by the population Census as either  immigrants, non-immigrants, or  temporary residents. In this report, the term “total population” is used interchangeably with “total residents.”
Immigrants:
All permanent residents of a community who were born outside of Canada.
Recent immigrants:
Immigrants who arrived in Canada within the five years prior to a census date. Thus, recent immigrants included in the 2001 population census are those who arrived in Canada during 1996-2001. In the 2006 census, recent immigrants are considered to be those who arrived in Canada during 2001-2006.
Non-immigrants:
All permanent residents who were born in Canada.
Temporary residents:
Those foreign-born who are living in Canada on a temporary arrangement such as temporary foreign workers living on a work visa or international students.
International students:
Those temporary residents who are living in Canada on a student visa and are enrolled in an educational institution.
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