Canada has one of the largest Somali populations in the western world. Unofficial estimates placing the figure as high as 150,000 and close to 20,000 of them make Edmonton their home. The Canadian Somali community has been growing significantly in Alberta during the past decade. In the past 10 years (2002-2011), the number of people landing in Edmonton from Somalia has increased by 1,938 per cent. In addition, Edmonton is ranked 2nd in terms of municipalities with the largest Somali Canadian population next to Toronto.