The Graphic Truth: Migrant populations Canada and the US
Few issues are more contentious in US politics than immigration, where policy can swing drastically from one administration to the next. Canada, for its part, has gained a reputation as one of the most hospitable countries to migrants in the developed world.
But in Canada, too, immigration has become an increasingly contentious and politicized issue, with some expressing concern that immigrants – particularly international students – are exacerbating the country's affordable housing crisis, leading to the government considering a cap on the number of student visas.
What’s more, the data shows that the number of migrants as a percent of the total population has in fact grown more in the US over the past few decades than in its northern neighbor. We take a look at how the two countries' migrant populations stack up.