Historically Brandon experienced minimal immigration, between 1995 and 2003, an average of 66 immigrants made Brandon their home annually. A growing economy, coupled with a national labour shortage and highly successful Provincial Immigration Program resulted in notable immigration growth from 2004 onward as reflected in the table below.
In 2004 Brandon's historical average doubled and continued to climb upward peaking in 2010 when Brandon welcomed 1,433 immigrants. In the past five years Brandon has welcomed 3,415 immigrants including 535 in 2020.
The majority of immigrant growth since 2011 has been in 3 language groups; Gujarati, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada
- Immigrating to Brandon
- Immigration Resources
- English Language Classes
- Immigration Growth and Brandon’s Labour Force
- Brandon Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program