A report released this week by the Quebec Statistics Center states that
some of the lifestyles of immigrants are different
from those of native Canadians and are better for health.
For example, the proportion of smokers among immigrants
is lower than that of locals,
especially female immigrants.
The proportion of immigrants who smoke cannabis and overweight
is also lower than that of locals.
The report says Quebec statistics
for 2008 and 2014-15 shows that
The immigration rate for female immigrants who have settled
in Canada for less than ten years is 9%,
12% for more than ten years,
and 20% for locally born women.
The percentages of cannabis smokers in these three groups
were 6%, 7% and 16%, respectively.
But statistics for the same period also show that
Canadians born locally prefer sports to immigrants.
The proportion of immigrants who exercise
at least once a week is lower than that of native Canadians.