5 Immigration Facts About Filipino Canadians

Did you know there are over 800,000 Filipinos living in Canada at the moment? We’re giving away that fact for free, as it’s so impressive! Here at Remitbee Online Money Transfer, we love helping our fellow immigrants send money home, offering a fast and easy way to send money to Philippines online.

Whether you’re a Filipino Canadian or not, do you know these 5 facts about Filipino immigrants in Canada?

1 – More People Immigrated to Canada From the Philippines in 2011 to 2016 Than Any Other Country

Of the 1.2 million immigrants that arrived in Canada during that time, there were more Filipino immigrants than any other:

The Philippines – 188,000+ immigrants

India – 147,000+ immigrants

China – 129,000+ immigrants

Iran – 42,000+ immigrants

Pakistan – 41,000+ immigrants

2 – The Biggest Community of Filipino Immigrants in Canada is Toronto, Ontario

Over 337,000 Filipino immigrants to Canada live in Ontario, specifically within the Greater Toronto Area.

If you’re craving some tasty Filipino food (or are just feeling reminiscent and want to feel part of the Filipino community) you should head to Little Manila at Bathurst & Wilson area. This is the Toronto neighbourhood where you’ll find many vibrant Filipino businesses and eateries.

3 – The Taste of Manila Festival of Filipino Food Attracts More Than Just Immigrants!

In 2016, the biggest Filipino festival in Canada was visited by PM Justin Trudeau, to thank the Filipino community for their contribution to our beautiful country.

The dates for the Taste of Manila Festival 2019 are Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18. It’s a free event so even if you’re short on cash, you can still enjoy the festivities!

4 – Immigrants Are Bringing Jollibee To Canada!

Yes, another food-related fact. Food from the Philippines is famous all over the world and we’re so happy that you’re bringing it to Canada.

The surge in Filipino immigrants is benefitting all Canadians – not just because you are hard workers, but because you’re bringing us Jolibee!

This famed Filipino fast food chain is planning to open over 100 restaurants across Canada in the next 5 years. This marks a huge step for the Filipino Canadian community and will help Canadians and Filipinos bond together over some delicious crispy chicken.

5 – Filipinos Send Home $2 Billion Each Year

That’s an enormous figure!

We know that finding a balance between enjoying your new life in Canada and sending money back to your family in your origin country is difficult. But you manage it and that’s fantastic. You are a real hero.

Of course, being a hero also means being smart – don’t waste money when you remit. You could save up a small fortune by switching to Remitbee.

We provide an affordable yet highly secure way of remitting money to Philippines online or via our app. Safe, secure and FREE when you send over $500.

You can transfer money directly to your family’s bank account. Find out more about how Remitbee can help you and your family in The Philippines. 

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