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Five Biggest Immigrant Groups by Country #2

Below are another 10 countries. Name the country of origin for the five biggest foreign born populations in each of the following.

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Source: UN (2017)
Last updated: March 11, 2019
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Argentina
Paraguay
Bolivia
Chile
Peru
Italy
 
Canada
China
United Kingdom
India
Philippines
United States
Spain
Morocco
Romania
Ecuador
Colombia
United Kingdom
 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
China
India
Australia
South Africa
Mexico
United States
Guatemala
Spain
Colombia
Argentina
 
Qatar
India
Egypt
Bangladesh
Nepal
Philippines
Italy
Romania
Albania
Morocco
Ukraine
Germany
 
Sweden
Finland
Iraq
Syria
Poland
Iran
Ireland
United Kingdom
Poland
Lithuania
United States
Latvia
 
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Lesotho
Namibia
United Kingdom
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level 75
Sep 29, 2014
Would have gotten all of these with a bit more time... but good quiz as is.
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level 71
Sep 29, 2014
So, does no-one from the US want to emigrate to Canada, or won't the Canadians let them in? Please include your nationality with your answer to allow for possible answer bias!
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level 48
Sep 29, 2014
I was surprised by this too, but they were 7th on the list. I guess that there isn't that much difference between the USA and Canada in terms of quality of life, compared to the other on the list, so there's a lower incentive to move.
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level 75
Nov 13, 2014
I'm from the US and I've been told that Canada doesn't make immigration easy - you pretty much have to prove you are healthy and can produce a good income. Personally, I think it's a beautiful country, but too cold for me.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2015
According to Wikipedia: "A 2014 sociological study concluded that: 'Australia and Canada are the most receptive to immigration among western nations'." Not only that, but when it comes to refugee claims, Canada does not discriminate based on nationality -- Canada will accept refugee applicants of any nationality (so for example, you can make a refugee claim regardless if you are from the US, Rwanda or anywhere). According to 2011 stats on Wikipedia, US immigrants are listed as 4th. /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Canada> For the year of 2011, here are the stats (Country of origin, number of individuals admitted, percentage of total) 1) Philippines 34,991 (14.1%) 2) China 28,696 (11.5%) 3) India 24,965 (10%) 4) United States 8,829 (3.5%) 5) Iran 6,840 (2.7%) [BTW I'm Canadian.] Not to say that good income doesn't help immigrating to Canada, like many countries. And there are certainly some crappy aspects of our immigration policy to be sure. But not really what you've pointed out.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2015
Oh, and contrary to American legend, the winters are warmer than lots of the USA in Canadian cities like Vancouver and Victoria :P Think Amsterdam, Seattle, London climate. Today was 13 degrees C in Vancouver and Victoria (that's over 50 degrees F).
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level 75
May 16, 2015
It's very cold (yes, Toronto is warmer than Fargo, but it's still not Miami and nowhere in Canada is)... there's a reason 90+% of Canada's population is huddled along the southern border with the US. And Americans do not migrate anywhere in large numbers because most of them are perfectly happy living in the United States. Though I personally know a couple Americans who have moved north, most don't see a point. If they're going to make an effort to immigrate somewhere they would choose to go somewhere else.
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level 75
May 16, 2015
Actually... let me amend this comment.

This quiz, also by reless, which I had forgotten existed, is interesting. It shows that Canada is actually the #1 destination for American expats easily beating out most of the rest of the world, and Mexico does not even make the top 20.

So, I supposed that the reason is not so much that Americans don't want to go to Canada, as it is nobody wants to go to Mexico. Canada is a much more desirable destination for other people from around the world and those people immigrate in numbers larger than Americans, pushing the USA out of the top 5.

Also, it's cold.
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level 75
Mar 11, 2019
Actually it seems according to this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_diaspora based on unofficial state dept figures) there are around 4 times the number of US citizens abroad than shown in relessness' quiz, and Mexico is number one. While 9M is certainly still a minority it is clear that there is a lot of moving going on. Also the wiki page suggests some link keeping people tied to the US is due to tax regulations. Tax is probably one issue but I'd expect there would be many other factors.
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level 34
Oct 2, 2014
Why are Italians moving to Argentina?!
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level 48
Nov 3, 2018
They are not! Most of Italian population in Argentina are elders that came until the 1960's. From 1880 and 1960 almost 3 million Italians came to Argentina, and so there are nowadays more than 20 million Argentines with Italian roots. 2020 census will certainly show that Venezuelans have become the 3rd largest foreign community.
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level 44
Mar 13, 2015
Sweden! You are being 'ISLAMIFIED!'!
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level 60
May 25, 2016
Maybe some of them go there to escape their religion since a lot of Swedes are Agnostics.
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level 67
Apr 16, 2018
I just found this comment from a Maori in one of Jetpunk's old paper editions, from 1840: "Aotearoa! You are being 'CHRISTIANIZED'!
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level 44
Mar 13, 2015
New Zealand's Fifth Most Biggest Immigrant Group Is South Africa! I've seen heaps of South Africans here in Auckland!
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level 34
Mar 31, 2015
Wow none of Qatar's land or sea neighbors...
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level 75
May 16, 2015
India's not that far away and if you've ever visited any of these small Gulf states this result would not surprise you at all. Sometimes in Dubai you feel like you're in India or Pakistan.
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level 67
Feb 13, 2017
Nice work, lots of fun
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
It takes a while to realise that, for example "Portugal" as an answer for immigrants to Spain, are actually pointless guesses, since they are so close already, the need to legally immigrate is probably pointless.
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level 73
Mar 12, 2019
More importantly the borders are open, it's not just proximity.
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level 38
Mar 23, 2018
I'm really surprised that Argentina doesn't have more immigrants from Germany.
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level 60
Mar 14, 2019
Why? Are you one of those "Hitler fled to Argentina" conspirators? :D
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level 75
Mar 17, 2019
Conspirator? Did you mean to ask if devantilya is a conspiracy theorist? Unlike Hitler who offed himself in his bunker, at least 300 Nazi war criminals escaped to Argentina and other places after the war via 'ratlines.' Adolf Eichmann comes to mind. Such smuggling was actively facilitated by Juan Peron and the Vatican. There were ratlines for Italian fascists and Vichy collaborators as well. There are some excellent historiographies tracing this stuff if you are interested. The Argentine government wasn't too crazy about anybody getting extradited either. (Oh, and lest we non-Argentinians feel too smug, they certainly weren't the only country to welcome Nazis postwar, e.g. the USSR and USA.)
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level 59
Apr 16, 2018
You know you're f*cked when you start guessing Vatican City and San Marino for Italy...
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level 52
Mar 12, 2019
I did too...
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level 78
Mar 12, 2019
I guessed Nepal but not Spain . . .
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level 52
Mar 12, 2019
Should I or should I not be surprised about Sweden?
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level 60
Mar 14, 2019
I was.
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level 69
May 23, 2019
I wasn't. I don't watch mainstream news -- just news on the internet where you are actually able to find facts and it's sad to see such a beautiful country have so many no-go zones.
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level 44
Mar 14, 2019
I got an "immigrate to Canada, we will help you" ad on top of this quiz :D
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level 20
May 15, 2019
lol, only got all of Argentina right based on who they talk trash about....
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