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bite-sized facts about immigrant and refugee life in BC and Canada.

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Recent immigrants are disproportionately impacted by poverty. We are three times more likely to live in poverty than Canadian-born persons.

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In B.C, the top ten languages spoken at home are English, Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Tagalog (Philipino), Spanish, Vietnamese and Farsi.

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26.5% of British Columbians’ “mother tongue” is a non-official language, followed by Ontario (25.7%), Alberta (19.4%), and Quebec (12.3%). British Columbia has the highest percentage of language diversity of any Canadian province.

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10 years after arriving in Canada, immigrants still face poverty rates twice as high as Canadian-born people. It takes 20 years for the poverty rates of immigrants to equalize with the poverty rates of persons born in Canada.

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In 2012, Canada resettled 26% fewer refugees than in 2011.