Statistics Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada
Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Appendix J
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996

Modified on January 9, 2008

Appendix J1
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born in Canada
Born in Canada
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Formerly known as Newfoundland.
  2. Formerly part of the Northwest Territories.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Newfoundland and Labrador1 Newfoundland and Labrador1 Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
New Brunswick New Brunswick New Brunswick
Quebec Quebec Quebec
Ontario Ontario Ontario
Manitoba Manitoba Manitoba
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
Alberta Alberta Alberta
British Columbia British Columbia British Columbia
Yukon Territory Yukon Territory Yukon Territory
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Northwest Territories
Nunavut2 Nunavut2 Northwest Territories

Appendix J2
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - North America
Born outside Canada - North America
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Greenland Greenland Greenland
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
United States of America United States United States
Top of page

Appendix J3
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Central America
Born outside Canada - Central America
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Belize Belize Belize
Costa Rica Costa Rica Costa Rica
El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador
Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala
Honduras Honduras Honduras
Mexico Mexico Mexico
Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua
Panama Panama Panama

Appendix J4
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Caribbean and Bermuda
Born outside Canada - Caribbean and Bermuda
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Formerly known as Antigua.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Anguilla Anguilla Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda1 Antigua and Barbuda1 Antigua and Barbuda1
Aruba Aruba Aruba
Bahamas Bahamas Bahamas
Barbados Barbados Barbados
Bermuda Bermuda Bermuda
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Cuba Cuba Cuba
Dominica Dominica Dominica
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Grenada Grenada Grenada
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
Haiti Haiti Haiti
Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica
Martinique Martinique Martinique
Montserrat Montserrat Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.
Top of page

Appendix J5
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - South America
Born outside Canada - South America
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. The official name is the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuala.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Argentina Argentina Argentina
Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia
Brazil Brazil Brazil
Chile Chile Chile
Colombia Colombia Colombia
Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Guiana French Guiana French Guiana
Guyana Guyana Guyana
Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru Peru
Suriname Suriname Suriname
Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay
Venezuela1 Venezuela1 Venezuela1

Appendix J6
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Europe - Western Europe
Born outside Canada - Europe - Western Europe
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Austria Austria Austria
Belgium Belgium Belgium
France France France
Germany Germany Germany
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Monaco Monaco Monaco
Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland
Top of page

Appendix J7
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Europe - Eastern Europe
Born outside Canada - Europe - Eastern Europe
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. In 1993, the Czech and Slovak Republic became two separate countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  2. The abbreviation 'n.o.s.' means 'not otherwise specified'. Includes persons who reported 'Czechoslovakia'. In 2006, the 2001 designation 'n.i.e.' ('not included elsewhere') was replaced with 'n.o.s.' to be consistent with the classifications used in other census variables.
  3. The Asian components of the former USSR are shown separately under the heading 'West Central Asia and the Middle East'.
  4. The abbreviation 'n.o.s.' means 'not otherwise specified'. Includes persons who reported 'USSR'. In 2006, the 2001 designation 'n.i.e.' ('not included elsewhere') was replaced with 'n.o.s.' to be consistent with the classifications used in other census variables.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, former1 Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, former1 Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, former1
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovakia
Czechoslovakia, n.o.s.2
Czechoslovakia, n.i.e.2
Czechoslovakia, n.i.e.2
Hungary Hungary Hungary
Poland Poland Poland
Romania Romania Romania
USSR, former (European component)3 USSR, former (European component)3 USSR, former (European component)3
Baltic Republics, former Soviet
Baltic Republics, former Soviet
Baltic Republics, former Soviet
Estonia
Estonia
Estonia
Latvia
Latvia
Latvia
Lithuania
Lithuania
Lithuania
Eastern Europe Republics, former Soviet
Eastern Europe Republics, former Soviet
Eastern Europe Republics, former Soviet
Belarus
Belarus
Belarus
Moldova, Republic of
Moldova, Republic of
Moldova, Republic of
Russian Federation
Russian Federation
Russian Federation
Ukraine
Ukraine
Ukraine
USSR, n.o.s.4
URSS, n.i.e.4
URSS, n.i.e.4

Appendix J8
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Europe - Northern Europe
Born outside Canada - Europe - Northern Europe
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Includes Faroe Islands.
  2. Includes Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands.
  3. The official name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Ireland (Eire) Ireland, Republic of (Eire) Ireland, Republic of (Eire)
Scandinavia Scandinavia Scandinavia
Denmark1
Denmark1
Denmark1
Finland
Finland
Finland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Norway2
Norway2
Norway2
Sweden
Sweden
Sweden
United Kingdom3 United Kingdom3 United Kingdom3
Top of page

Appendix J9
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Europe - Southern Europe
Born outside Canada - Europe - Southern Europe
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was formerly comprised of the six republics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia in 1992. The remaining two republics of Serbia and Montenegro formed a new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992 and in 2003 became Serbia and Montenegro.
  2. The official name is the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  3. Includes persons who reported 'Yugoslavia', whether they referred to the former or the new republic of the same name.
  4. The abbreviation 'n.o.s.' means 'not otherwise specified'. Includes persons who reported 'Yugoslavia'.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Albania Albania Albania
Andorra Andorra Andorra
Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar
Greece Greece Greece
Holy See (Vatican City) Vatican City State Vatican City State
Italy Italy Italy
Malta Malta Malta
Portugal Portugal Portugal
San Marino San Marino San Marino
Spain Spain Spain
Yugoslavia, former1 Yugoslavia, former1 Yugoslavia, former1
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Croatia
Croatia
Macedonia2
Macedonia2
Macedonia2
Slovenia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Serbia and Montenegro
Yugoslavia3
Yugoslavia3
Yugoslavia, n.o.s.4
Yugoslavia3
Yugoslavia3
Top of page

Appendix J10
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Africa - Western Africa
Born outside Canada - Africa - Western Africa
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Also known as Ivory Coast.
  2. Also known as Saint Helena and Ascension.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Benin Benin Benin
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
Cape Verde Cape Verde Cape Verde
Côte d'Ivoire1 Côte d'Ivoire1 Côte d'Ivoire1
Gambia Gambia Gambia
Ghana Ghana Ghana
Guinea Guinea Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
Liberia Liberia Liberia
Mali Mali Mali
Mauritania Mauritania Mauritania
Niger Niger Niger
Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria
Saint Helena2 Saint Helena2 Saint Helena2
Senegal Senegal Senegal
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Togo Togo Togo

Appendix J11
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Africa - Eastern Africa
Born outside Canada - Africa - Eastern Africa
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Burundi Burundi Burundi
Comoros Comoros Comoros
Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti
Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea
Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia
Kenya Kenya Kenya
Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar
Malawi Malawi Malawi
Mauritius Mauritius Mauritius
Mayotte Mayotte Mayotte
Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique
Réunion Réunion Réunion
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda
Seychelles Seychelles Seychelles
Somalia Somalia Somalia
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, United Republic of
Uganda Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Top of page

Appendix J12
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Africa - Northern Africa
Born outside Canada - Africa - Northern Africa
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. The official name is Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Algeria Algeria Algeria
Egypt Egypt Egypt
Libya1 Libya1 Libya1
Morocco Morocco Morocco
Sudan Sudan Sudan
Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia
Western Sahara Western Sahara Western Sahara

Appendix J13
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Africa - Central Africa
Born outside Canada - Africa - Central Africa
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Formerly known as Zaire.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Angola Angola Angola
Cameroon Cameroon Cameroon
Central African Republic Central African Republic Central African Republic
Chad Chad Chad
Congo, Democratic Republic of the1 Congo, The Democratic Republic of1 Zaire
Congo, Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
Gabon Gabon Gabon
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe
Top of page

Appendix J14
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Africa - Southern Africa
Born outside Canada - Africa - Southern Africa
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Botswana Botswana Botswana
Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho
Namibia Namibia Namibia
South Africa, Republic of South Africa, Republic of South Africa, Republic of
Swaziland Swaziland Swaziland

Appendix J15
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Asia - West Central Asia and the Middle East
Born outside Canada - Asia - West Central Asia and the Middle East
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. The official name is Islamic Republic of Iran.
  2. Palestine refers to pre-1948 British mandate Palestine. West Bank and Gaza Strip are the territories referred to in the Declaration of Principles, signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993. However, since responses to the census are self-reported, it is not clear that responses of 'Palestine', 'Gaza Strip' or 'West Bank' were in reference to these territories as defined.
  3. The official name is the Syrian Arab Republic.
  4. The European components of the former USSR are shown separately under the heading 'Eastern Europe'.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan
Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus
Iran1 Iran1 Iran1
Middle East Middle East Middle East
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Iraq
Iraq
Iraq
Israel
Israel
Israel
Jordan
Jordan
Jordan
Kuwait
Kuwait
Kuwait
Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon
Oman
Oman
Oman
Palestine/West Bank/Gaza Strip2
Palestine/West Bank/Gaza Strip2
Palestine/West Bank/Gaza Strip2
Qatar
Qatar
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Syria3
Syria3
Syria3
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Yemen
Yemen
Turkey Turkey Turkey
USSR, former (Asian component)4 USSR, former (Asian component)4 USSR, former (Asian component)4
Central Asian Republics, former Soviet
Central Asian Republics, former Soviet
Central Asian Republics, former Soviet
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Transcaucasian Republics, former Soviet
Transcaucasian Republics, former Soviet
Transcaucasian Republics, former Soviet
Armenia
Armenia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Top of page

Appendix J16
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Asia - Eastern Asia
Born outside Canada - Asia - Eastern Asia
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Includes persons born in Hong Kong and Macau since the handover to the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997 and December 20, 1999 respectively.
  2. The official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  3. The official name is the Republic if Korea.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

China, and special administrative regions1 China, and special administrative regions1 Not applicable
China, People's Republic of
China, People's Republic of
China, People's Republic of
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Macau, Special Administrative Region
Macau
Macau
Japan Japan Japan
Korea, North2 Korea, North2 Korea, North2
Korea, South3 Korea, South3 Korea, South3
Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia
Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan

Appendix J17
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Asia - Southeast Asia
Born outside Canada - Asia - Southeast Asia
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Formerly known as Kampuchea.
  2. Formerly part of Indonesia. The official name is the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
  3. The official name is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
  4. Formerly known as Burma.
  5. The official name is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia1 Cambodia1 Cambodia1
East Timor2 East Timor2 Indonesia
Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia
Laos3 Laos3 Laos3
Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia
Myanmar4 Myanmar4 Myanmar4
Philippines Philippines Philippines
Singapore Singapore Singapore
Thailand Thailand Thailand
Viet Nam5 Viet Nam5 Viet Nam5
Top of page

Appendix J18
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Asia - Southern Asia
Born outside Canada - Asia - Southern Asia
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh
Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan
India India India
Maldives Maldives Maldives
Nepal Nepal Nepal
Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Appendix J19
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Born outside Canada - Oceania
Born outside Canada - Oceania
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Includes Norfolk Island.
  2. Includes Niue and Tokelau.
  3. Formerly known as Republic of Belau.
  4. Formerly known as Western Samoa.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

American Samoa American Samoa American Samoa
Australia1 Australia1 Australia1
Cook Islands Cook Islands Cook Islands
Fiji Fiji Fiji
French Polynesia French Polynesia French Polynesia
Guam Guam Guam
Kiribati Kiribati Kiribati
Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, Federated States of,
Nauru Nauru Nauru
New Caledonia New Caledonia New Caledonia
New Zealand2 New Zealand2 New Zealand2
Palau3 Palau3 Palau3
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Pitcairn Pitcairn
Samoa4 Samoa4 Samoa4
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Tonga Tonga Tonga
Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu
Vanuatu Vanuatu Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna

Appendix J20
Comparison of places of birth disseminated in 2006, 2001 and 1996: Other
Other
2006 Census 2001 Census 1996 Census
  1. Includes places of birth not classified elsewhere. Principally includes those born at sea.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Other1 Other1 Other1