Ottawa/New York – Canada is growing at a risng pace due to strong immigration rates, the country’s national statistical agency said Thursday in Ottawa.

Canada’s immigration wave is the largest in decades.

In the third quarter of 2010 alone, Canada took in 84,200 immigrants, and some of its provinces had not taken in so many in 40 years. Only a quarter of all new Canadians are born in the country, while three quarters were born elsewhere.