Langley area had the biggest increase of immigrants in Metro Vancouver: report
December 9, 2022
By Langley Advance Times |
The number of immigrants and refugees settling in the Langley area is growing rapidly.
According to a report that shows from 2016 to 2021, the overall population of the Township of Langley and Langley City grew by 13 per cent while the immigrant population grew by 35 per cent, outstripping population growth in all other Metro Vancouver municipalites.
The report Langley and Immigration: Growing Together described the increase as “staggering.”
As of 2021, nearly 23 per cent or roughly one in four of 159,000 Langley-area residents were immigrants, “a portion that will increase significantly in years to come,” the report assessed.
For B.C., the report showed the numbers of immigrants settling in B.C. almost doubled from 38,000 in 2016 to 69,000 in 2021. More immigrants chose B.C., with 17 per cent of all new permanent residents opting to settle here in 2021, up from 13 per cent in 2016.
This trend is likely to continue, the report predicted.
“B.C, should be prepared to welcome an increasing number of immigrants each year.”