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


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.

Relation to previous version

  • Immigrant February 15, 2016 to current

    The previous standard included additional statements on immigrants in the definition of the statistical unit. This standard removes these statements, resulting in a more concise definition.

  • Immigrant April 18, 2011 to February 14, 2016

    This was the departmental standard from April 18, 2011 to February 14, 2016.

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