However, the historical comparisons are very less and far between in the National Household Survey, which Statistics Canada was ordered to perform on request of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while replacing the cancelled long-form census of the past. This latest survey of almost three million people depicted that that Canada is a home to almost 6.8 million foreign-born residentsup from 3.8 per cent in the 2006 census, i.e. an overall 20.6 per cent of the population while compared to 19.8 per cent in 2006. Additionally, this rate is the highest in the G8 group of rich countries. The survey also shows that the populations of aboriginal have swelled by 20 per cent over the past five years, which now constitutes of almost 4.3 per cent of Canada’s population.