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'Vital Signs' report shows new immigrants still attracted to Edmonton

Without current immigration levels, or increased fertility, the population will start to shrink in 20 years

Min Dhariwal | CBC News |Posted: Oct 04, 2016 4:49 PM MT Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016 4:57 PM MT

Immigrants settling in Edmonton are more likely to be younger than the average population, more likely to be self-employed, and the vast majority arrive as economic-class immigrants.

Those figures are just some of the dozens of statistics released on Tuesday in the annual Vital Signs report, by the Edmonton Community Foundation. 

The report is like a snapshot of Edmonton's demographics. 

 

For example, it shows the number of people arriving as 'permanent residents' in Edmonton has increased 178 per cent over the last ten year and stood at 16,739 in 2015.

Read more on the CBC.