HOW MANY OF US ARE THERE IN BC?
It’s a tough question to answer. We know that according to the 2016 Census, there are almost 6,000 people who were born in Ireland. Add to that the numbers of newcomers here on the 2 year visas or those with PR, not to mention the summer student influx, it is estimated that there are 10,000 – 12,000 Irish in BC. Movement within Canada is not tracked so the statistics on people in BC on visas and/or with PR are not readily available.
However, check out these interesting numbers (provided by BC Stats):
And if you’ve found more up2date stats, please get in touch.