A Discussion on the Demographic Data for Four Canadian Cities Introduction The charts below illustrate demographic data for four cities in Midwestern and Eastern Canada. Sherbrooke is in Southwest Quebec near the U.S. border at Vermont and Maine; Oshawa is in Eastern Ontario, about halfway between Toronto and Peterborough; Regina is in central Saskatchewan and is the province’s largest city. Halifax is on the eastern central tip of Nova Scotia, and is the province’s largest city. All of the cities are mid-sized by Canadian standards: each is well over 100,000 in population, but far smaller than the major population centers such as Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. For the charts, there were 14 pages of demographic data to choose...The end:
.....e has an abundance of lower-paying agricultural jobs. Immigrant Demographics Three of the four cities had significant immigrant populations, averaging about 2.5% of the overall population. Oshawa’s immigrant population represented 4% overall, no doubt again because of its proximity to Toronto, the nation’s immigrant center. Sherbrooke was the exception, averaging just 1.3% of its population as immigrants. No doubt its geographic isolation and locale in Quebec -- in many ways the most unique province in Canada -- played a role. Conclusions The four cities studied have some unique characteristics, particularly Oshawa as a haven for young people and immigrants, and Sherbrooke’s uniqueness compared to the other cities by its presence in Quebec.