Chinese Losing Interest in Canada

October 19, 2006

A front-page story in yesterday's Globe & Mail reports a sharp decrease in the number of Chinese immigrants to Canada, reversing a long-term trend, while the number from India is rising. This year, Indian nationals comprised 20% of total immigrants to Canada, while people from mainland China comprised just 3%. "For years, China has dominated. This is about to change and there will be a dramatic shift in cultural taste." There will also be an impact on ESL classes, since Indian immigrants usually speak English already. Globe & Mail article