Where are newcomers to Kingston arriving from?
As the map above shows, the top source countries for immigrants to Kingston in 2008 are in Asia, including China, India, Pakistan, South Korea, and the Philippines. A number of newcomers also arrive from the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Over the past five years, there has been a decline in the number of newcomers arriving from North America, Europe, and Asia, while the number of new arrivals from Africa and the Middle East has increased slightly.
|Area of Origin||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008|
|Africa and the Middle East||83||55||86||76||91|
|Asia and Pacific||224||196||191||160||166|
|South and Central America||32||29||27||25||25|
|United States/Europe and United Kingdom||141||114||111||110||128|
|Source Area Not Stated||0||0||0||2||0|
It is important to note that this data reflects immigrants who settle directly in Kingston, and does not include those who settle elsewhere in Canada initially and later move here.