Classification of generation status

1 - First generation

This category includes persons who were born outside Canada. For the most part, these are people who are now, or once were, immigrants to Canada.

2 - Second generation

This category includes persons who were born in Canada and had at least one parent born outside Canada. For the most part, these are the children of immigrants.

3 - Third generation or more

This category includes persons who were born in Canada with all parents born in Canada.

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