该省成为移民主要目的地的原因是经济的多样性。它为制造业，金融和技术等领域提供了广泛的就业机会（Beckstead，et al。，2003）。在1987 – 2005年期间，近8.5万移民平均每年成为多伦多的一部分。 2001年和2002年，移民城市人口增长率最高，达到2.5％。未来几年，这一比率下降了0.5％，在2004年和2005年下降了2％。在20世纪80年代后期，新来港人士主要来自美国，欧洲和中南美洲。由于移民来自南亚和东亚等地区，2001年这种新移民模式发生了变化。
Toronto is Canada’s most populous Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). Similar to the Rest of Canada (ROC) immigration is the main force driving the population growth in Toronto also. The CMA became home for 73% of the new arrivals out of which around 43.3% of the arrivals became a part of the population of Toronto. In 2004 immigrants formed 44% of the total population of Toronto which is projected to rise up to 49% by 2017 (Heisz, 2006). On the basis of the trends of the new arrivals in the city it was stated that out of every ten immigrants four immigrants settle in Toronto. Immigration balances the out-migration of the residents of Toronto to Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or other areas in the region and country.
The reason for the province to be the primary destination for immigrants is the diversity of the economy. It provides wide scope of employment opportunities in sectors like manufacturing, financial and technology (Beckstead, et al. 2003). During the time period of 1987-2005, almost 85,000 immigrants became a part of Toronto yearly on an average basis. The growth in the population of the city due to immigration was the highest in the year 2001 and 2002 at the rate 2.5%. This rate fell by 0.5% in the coming years becoming 2% in 2004 and 2005. In late 1980s the new arrivals were mainly from United States, Europe and Central or South America. This pattern of new arrivals changed by 2001 as immigrants migrated from regions like South Asia and East Asia.
Quebec, a province of Canada has similar demographic features as the ROC. As in Toronto immigration in Quebec also plays an important role in the labour market. However, the integration of immigrants in the province is a challenge due to the cultural difference in Quebec in comparison to rest of the world. Montreal, a city in the province of Quebec recorded two million workers in it in 2005.