Canadian immigration Web maps to explore

August 20, 2014 Angela Alexander

Esri Canada’s Education and Research group has produced six new Web maps that explore Canadian immigration from 1901-2011. These resources are a great way to include an interactive activity into your classroom. Explore one today!

Use these Canadian immigration Web maps to enhance your social studies, history, geography and Canadian studies classes this school year. Your students can explore the Web maps to understand from which countries immigrants came from and where they have settled in Canada.

  • Canadian Immigration Past and Present
    This Web map contains four layers of data showing immigration to Canada. The data shows total population and total immigrant population for Canada every five years from 1901 - 2011, the number of immigrants by birth country to each province and territory for 2006,  the number of immigrants to Canada by province and territory for 2003 - 2012 and the number of immigrants to Canada by major city for 2011.
  • Canadian Immigration 1901-1921
    This Web map shows immigrant arrivals to Canada by country of birth for the years 1901, 1906, 1911, 1916 and 1921. The data is symbolized as a percentage where the number of immigrants per country is divided by total immigrants for a given year. Countries that are not shown on the map indicate that there is no data for that year or it is included in the ‘Other’ category.
  • Canadian Immigration 1926-1946
    This Web map shows immigrants to Canada by country of birth for the years 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941 and 1946. The data is symbolized as a percentage where the number of immigrants per country is divided by total immigrants for a given year. Countries that are not shown on the map indicate that there is no data for that year or it is included in the ‘Other’ category.

    Figure 1.1: Immigration to Canada, 1981

  • Canadian Immigration 1951-1976
    This Web map shows immigrants to Canada by country of birth for the years 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971 and 1976. The data is symbolized as a percentage where the number of immigrants per country is divided by total immigrants for a given year. Countries that are not shown on the map indicate that there is no data for that year or it is included in the ‘Other’ category.
  • Canadian Immigration 1981-1996
    This Web map shows landed immigrants to Canada by country of birth for the years 1981 and 1986, and permanent residents for the years 1991 and 1996. The data is symbolized as a percentage where the number of immigrants per country is divided by total immigrants for a given year. Countries that are not shown on the map indicate that there is no data for that year or it is included in the ‘Other’ category.
  • Canadian Immigration 2001-2011
    This Web map shows permanent residents to Canada by country of birth for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011. The data issymbolized as a percentage where the number of immigrants per country is divided by total immigrants for a given year. Countries that are not shown on the map indicate that there is no data for that year or it is included in the ‘Other’ category.

Stay tuned for an upcoming lesson on Canadian immigration. Find more free Esri Canada resources on our Lesson Planner.

About the Author

Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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