Twenty per cent of people living in Canada are foreign-born, a proportion second in the world only to Australia, new census data reveals. The 2006 census counted more than 6m foreign-born people out of Canada’s population of 31.2 million, the highest ratio of immigrants since the 1930s. The immigrant population grew four times as fast as the Canadian-born population between 2001-2006. Nearly 60 percent of the newcomers came from Asia and the Middle East. (BBC)

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