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Canadians Abroad, Canada's Global Asset (Demographics)

Canadians Abroad, Canada's Global Asset (Demographics)

By Sean Mitton
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The Asia Pacific Foundation's report Chapter 1 looks at the Demographics of Canadians Abroad. For more details how they obtained their figures please review the report.

How does Canada compare with other countries with respect to a percentage of their population living abroad?

It's interesting to note, that of Canada's thirteen provinces and territories, only four have populations greater than the estimated 2.8 millions Canadians abroad.

Percentage of Poulation Living Abroad
Country Population Abroad % of Population Abroad
Italy 70M 123.3%
Greece 6.7M 65%
Finland 2.3M 24.8&
New Zealand 0.85M 21.9%
Mexico 18M 18%
South Korea 6M 9.8%
UK 5.5M 9%
Canada 2.8M 8.8%
Australia 0.9M 4.3%
France 2M 3.3%
China 34.1M 2.6%
India 20M 1.8%
US 5M 1.7%

Where do we go?

Canadian Citizens in Selected Destinations
Destination Estimate
United States 1,062,640
Hong Kong SAR 300,000
United Kingdom 73,000
Lebanon 45,000
Australia 27,289
China 19,990
South Korea 14,210
Germany 13,390
France 11,931
Japan 11,016
Egypt 10,000
New Zealand 7,770
Phillipines 7,500
Haiti 6,000
Mexico 5,768
Switzerland 5,243
Singapore 5,140
Thailand 5,000
Trinidad & Tobago 5,000
Belgium 4,145

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