Migration to Canada: Post-war period

The Number of migrants leaving for Canada after the second World War between 1946 and 1996 was 19,792. Peak levels were reached in 1951 (1607 migrants) and again in 1964 (1181 migrants)

Return migration from Canada over this period of 50 years, amounted to 4798 migrants. The most significant period for return migration was from 1975 to 1981, when the number of migrants was as high as 517 (in 1975), and stayed over 200 level for the next five years.

 Migration to and from Canada 1946-1996 (Bottom line refers to number of returning migrants)

Migration to and from Canada 1946-1996 (Bottom line refers to number of returning migrants)

Migration To and From Canada, 1946 - 1996

YEAR

To Canada

Return

1945

0

0

1946

3

0

1947

27

0

1948

719

42

1949

258

22

1950

863

15

1951

1607

65

1952

680

78

1953

770

48

1954

963

135

1955

425

169

1956

383

64

1957

739

119

1958

505

93

1959

471

38

1960

509

12

1961

213

21

1962

371

52

1963

905

9

1964

1181

18

1965

648

2

1966

648

2

1967

752

0

1968

478

0

1969

394

26

1970

332

33

1971

308

6

1972

467

14

1973

768

39

1974

755

57

1975

441

517

1976

202

318

1977

213

238

1978

269

279

1979

248

347

1980

213

178

1981

271

203

1982

135

94

1983

66

98

1984

91

112

1985

64

120

1986

88

165

1987

79

78

1988

108

103

1989

74

97

1990

27

98

1991

23

130

1992

24

97

1993

8

106

1994

3

108

1995

3

81

1996

0

52

Total

19792

4798

The following table shows the relative number of migrants to other countries, in comparison with Canada. It can be seen that Australia comes second as the country most favoured by Maltese migrants: 12.76 % of migrants went to Canada.

It is also seen that the proportion of return migration to the total migrant populatoin is also one of the lowest, at 24 %. In other words, about one-fourth of those to left for Canada went back to Malta. This rate is second only to migration to Australia, where return migration was only 21 %. By contast, return migration from the US was the highest, at 78% of

Summary of Migration changes 1946 - 1996

Country

To

From

Net Migration

Return %

Australia

86787

17847

68940

21.56

Canada

19792

4798

14997

24.24

UK

31489

12659

18830

40.20

US

11601

2580

9021

22.24

Other

1647

907

740

55.07

Total

155060

39087

115973

25.21


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