Immigrants in North Karelia

The largest linguistic groups of immigrants in North Karelia in 2017 were:

Russian 3,206
Arabic 268
Somali 245
English 216
Estonian 206
Thai 181
German 133
Kurd 130
Bengal 126

Of North Karelian municipalities, quota refugees have been received in Joensuu, Kontiolahti, Kitee, Lieksa, Nurmes, Ilomantsi and Outokumpu.