Immigration authorities plan to admit 300,000 newcomers in 2016 which will represent the highest levels in more than 100 years. Canadian immigration numbers have been consistently high since 1990, but you have to go back a century for the year when the most foreigners were welcomed across the border.

Analysis from Statistics Canada shows 1913 was the most prolific year on record for immigration, with 400,000 newcomers arriving. The highest number in the last decade was 280,000 in 2010.

The top three years on record were those preceding the start of the First World War, when more than 1.1 million arrived as a result of a major government campaign to populate the West Coast of the country.

After significantly low periods caused by both World Wars, other noticeable peaks were a result of political and humanitarian crises.

During 1956 and 1957, 37,500 Hungarian refugees arrived in the country among a total influx of 447,100 over the two years.

Further peaks can be seen in the 1970s and 1980s, when a large number of Ugandan, Chilean, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian refugees came to Canada.

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