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|Order||2006 Census||2001 Census||1996 Census||1991 Census||1981 Census|
Note: 'Recent immigrants' refers to landed immigrants who arrived in Canada within five years prior to a given census.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1981 to 2006.
|1||People's Republic of China||People's Republic of China||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||United Kingdom|
|2||India||India||People's Republic of China||Poland||Viet Nam|
|3||Philippines||Philippines||India||People's Republic of China||United States of America|
|5||United States of America||Hong Kong||Sri Lanka||Philippines||Philippines|
|6||South Korea||Iran||Poland||United Kingdom||Jamaica|
|7||Romania||Taiwan||Taiwan||Viet Nam||Hong Kong|
|8||Iran||United States of America||Viet Nam||United States of America||Portugal|
|9||United Kingdom||South Korea||United States of America||Lebanon||Taiwan|
|10||Colombia||Sri Lanka||United Kingdom||Portugal||People's Republic of China|