Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)

Years since immigration of immigrant, category

Years since immigration refers to the number of years since the 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.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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