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In 1975, Canada’s largest reception and resettlement of refugees began. From then through to 1999, close to 130,000 Indochinese refugees, including some 60,000 in 1979-80 alone, came to Canada from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. We offer a range of information about that significant movement.
Data on Vietnamese migrants to the USA
This study assesses the more than 1.3 million Vietnamese immigrants who resided in the United States in 2022, representing approximately 3 percent of all 46.2 million U.S. immigrants. Compared to other immigrants, those from Vietnam are much more likely to be naturalized U.S. citizens and to have resided in the United States for an extended period. They are also more likely to have lower education levels and report speaking English less than very well. Still, they report higher median household incomes than immigrant and U.S.-born populations.