Age at immigration of immigrant

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on February 15, 2016.


Age at immigration refers to the age at which an immigrant first obtained landed immigrant or permanent resident status.

Immigrant refers to a person who is, or who has ever been, a landed immigrant or permanent resident. Such a person has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities. Immigrants who have obtained Canadian citizenship by naturalization are included in this group.


'Age at immigration' is derived from the immigrant's date of birth and year of immigration.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

There are no relevant internationally recognized standards.


  • 'Age' is expressed in individual years of age ranging from 0 (less than one year) to the maximum number on the file. May 22, 2007 to current


Additional information


Relation to previous version

  • Age at immigration of immigrant February 15, 2016 to current

    This standard has been updated by simplifying the definition of Age at immigration and revising the definition of immigrant.

  • Age at immigration of immigrant April 18, 2011 to February 14, 2016

    This standard is completely compatible with the previous standard; only the format has been changed.

  • Age at immigration July 15, 1998 to April 17, 2011
  • Year or period of immigration July 15, 1998 to April 17, 2011
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