For the children of immigrants from Latin America it is easier to adapt to Canadian life, and they feel “at home” when they are in Canada
Children of Immigrants in Canada Highlights
In 2016, close to 2.2 million children under the age of 15, or 37.5% of the total population of children, had at least one foreign-born parent.
• Children with an immigrant background could represent between 39% and 49% of the total population of children in 2036.
• Almost half of children with an immigrant background were from an Asian country of ancestry, while less than one-quarter were from a European country of ancestry or the United States.
• Close to 15% of children with an immigrant background lived in a household with at least three generations.
• More than one-third of children with an immigrant background spoke only an official language at home, compared with less than 10% of their parents.