- Question 3
- Early to mid-twentieth
century immigrants to Canada were traditionally of European origin.
The newest wave of immigrant settlement in Canada, however, is characterized
by its increasingly non-European origin.
According to the 1991 Census, 28 percent of the Canada's population
did not report British, French or Canadian as their ethnocultural
origin. In 1961, 90% of all immigrants to Canada came from Europe.
By the 1980's Europeans constituted about 25% of the total with an
increasing proportion of immigrants coming from East or South Asia,
the Middle east, or the Caribbean.
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