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Old Posted Dec 4, 2007, 6:40 PM
Greco Roman Greco Roman is offline
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More and more immigrants choosing Winnipeg

What do you all think? I'm thinking this is great news!
(I just figured that this belonged in it's own thread as opposed to being in the construction threat; no offence OTL )

Winnipeg attracts residents from across the globe
Developing stories - Dec. 4

Filipinos are moving to Winnipeg in quickly increasing numbers.

Statistics Canada data released today, based on last year's census, shows that 6,885 people born in the Philippines moved to Winnipeg between 2001 and 2005, representing 28.5% of the city's immigration over that period.

That was more than double the number of Filipinos who moved to Winnipeg in the previous five years.

Philippine-born people now make up more than 20% of Winnipeg's total immigrant population, according to the census.

Another immigrant group moving to the city in increasing numbers is East Indians. More than 2,000 people moved to Winnipeg from India between 2001 and 2006, up from 840 in the previous five years.

China (1,375), Ukraine (960), and Ethiopia (870), rounded out the top five source countries for immigration to Winnipeg. All three countries sent many more people to the city from 2001 to 2006 than during the previous five years.

Large Caribbean countries like Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana sent fewer people to Winnipeg than during the previous census, although some of the smaller islands in the region sent slightly higher numbers than in the late 1990s.

Read more in tomorrow's Winnipeg Sun.

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