Census Profile, 2016 Census
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Ethnic origin populationThe letter C inside a yellow triangle - correctionUpdate of the 2016 Census data on ethnic origin
Total - Ethnic origin for the population in private households - 25% sample dataCensus data footnote 103 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485 34,460,065 16,971,575 17,488,485
North American Aboriginal origins 2,130,520 1,026,675 1,103,840 2,130,520 1,026,675 1,103,840
First Nations (North American Indian) 1,525,570 731,410 794,155 1,525,570 731,410 794,155
Inuit 79,130 38,695 40,435 79,130 38,695 40,435
Métis 599,995 291,310 308,690 599,995 291,310 308,690
Other North American origins 11,628,535 5,745,695 5,882,835 11,628,535 5,745,695 5,882,835
Acadian 119,675 57,805 61,865 119,675 57,805 61,865
American 377,405 182,690 194,715 377,405 182,690 194,715
Canadian 11,135,965 5,501,595 5,634,370 11,135,965 5,501,595 5,634,370
New Brunswicker 1,490 800 685 1,490 800 685
Newfoundlander 22,215 11,420 10,800 22,215 11,420 10,800
Nova Scotian 3,700 1,770 1,930 3,700 1,770 1,930
Ontarian 3,925 1,980 1,945 3,925 1,980 1,945
Québécois 194,560 99,320 95,235 194,560 99,320 95,235
Other North American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 104 1,895 950 945 1,895 950 945
European origins 19,683,320 9,687,715 9,995,605 19,683,320 9,687,715 9,995,605
British Isles origins 11,211,850 5,474,735 5,737,115 11,211,850 5,474,735 5,737,115
Channel Islander 3,595 1,740 1,855 3,595 1,740 1,855
Cornish 1,975 995 975 1,975 995 975
English 6,320,085 3,069,515 3,250,570 6,320,085 3,069,515 3,250,570
Irish 4,627,000 2,195,620 2,431,385 4,627,000 2,195,620 2,431,385
Manx 6,125 3,090 3,040 6,125 3,090 3,040
Scottish 4,799,005 2,323,390 2,475,620 4,799,005 2,323,390 2,475,620
Welsh 474,805 226,600 248,210 474,805 226,600 248,210
British Isles origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 105 644,695 307,090 337,610 644,695 307,090 337,610
French origins 4,680,820 2,283,480 2,397,340 4,680,820 2,283,480 2,397,340
Alsatian 2,800 1,300 1,495 2,800 1,300 1,495
Breton 11,845 5,765 6,080 11,845 5,765 6,080
Corsican 1,750 950 805 1,750 950 805
French 4,670,595 2,278,430 2,392,165 4,670,595 2,278,430 2,392,165
Western European origins (except French origins) 4,600,855 2,258,095 2,342,760 4,600,855 2,258,095 2,342,760
Austrian 207,050 100,775 106,275 207,050 100,775 106,275
Bavarian 940 485 455 940 485 455
Belgian 186,665 91,395 95,270 186,665 91,395 95,270
Dutch 1,111,655 546,565 565,090 1,111,655 546,565 565,090
Flemish 11,685 5,730 5,960 11,685 5,730 5,960
Frisian 4,590 2,395 2,195 4,590 2,395 2,195
German 3,322,405 1,626,785 1,695,615 3,322,405 1,626,785 1,695,615
Luxembourger 3,915 2,025 1,890 3,915 2,025 1,890
Swiss 155,120 76,935 78,185 155,120 76,935 78,185
Western European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 106 3,365 1,645 1,720 3,365 1,645 1,720
Northern European origins (except British Isles origins) 1,201,320 579,005 622,315 1,201,320 579,005 622,315
Danish 207,470 100,660 106,810 207,470 100,660 106,810
Finnish 143,645 69,045 74,600 143,645 69,045 74,600
Icelandic 101,795 49,875 51,915 101,795 49,875 51,915
Norwegian 463,275 223,075 240,200 463,275 223,075 240,200
Swedish 349,645 163,545 186,095 349,645 163,545 186,095
Northern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 107 52,780 26,965 25,820 52,780 26,965 25,820
Eastern European origins 3,431,245 1,666,740 1,764,505 3,431,245 1,666,740 1,764,505
Bulgarian 34,565 16,935 17,625 34,565 16,935 17,625
Byelorussian 20,710 10,190 10,515 20,710 10,190 10,515
Czech 104,580 51,555 53,030 104,580 51,555 53,030
Czechoslovakian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 108 40,715 19,235 21,480 40,715 19,235 21,480
Estonian 24,530 11,715 12,815 24,530 11,715 12,815
Hungarian 348,085 170,040 178,045 348,085 170,040 178,045
Latvian 30,725 14,920 15,805 30,725 14,920 15,805
Lithuanian 59,285 28,745 30,535 59,285 28,745 30,535
Moldovan 14,915 7,265 7,650 14,915 7,265 7,650
Polish 1,106,585 533,830 572,750 1,106,585 533,830 572,750
Romanian 238,050 114,705 123,345 238,050 114,705 123,345
Russian 622,445 297,600 324,850 622,445 297,600 324,850
Slovak 72,285 35,360 36,925 72,285 35,360 36,925
Ukrainian 1,359,655 663,560 696,095 1,359,655 663,560 696,095
Eastern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 109 20,415 9,895 10,520 20,415 9,895 10,520
Southern European origins 3,012,375 1,494,605 1,517,775 3,012,375 1,494,605 1,517,775
Albanian 36,185 18,385 17,800 36,185 18,385 17,800
Bosnian 26,740 13,320 13,420 26,740 13,320 13,420
Catalan 1,280 740 535 1,280 740 535
Croatian 133,970 67,825 66,140 133,970 67,825 66,140
Cypriot 5,650 2,850 2,795 5,650 2,850 2,795
Greek 271,410 137,405 134,005 271,410 137,405 134,005
Italian 1,587,965 794,525 793,445 1,587,965 794,525 793,445
Kosovar 2,865 1,470 1,395 2,865 1,470 1,395
Macedonian 43,110 21,650 21,460 43,110 21,650 21,460
Maltese 41,920 20,955 20,965 41,920 20,955 20,965
Montenegrin 4,160 2,180 1,985 4,160 2,180 1,985
Portuguese 482,605 239,360 243,250 482,605 239,360 243,250
Serbian 96,530 49,095 47,440 96,530 49,095 47,440
Sicilian 6,940 3,500 3,435 6,940 3,500 3,435
Slovenian 40,470 20,105 20,365 40,470 20,105 20,365
Spanish 396,460 184,520 211,945 396,460 184,520 211,945
Yugoslavian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 110 38,480 18,620 19,860 38,480 18,620 19,860
Southern European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 111 2,170 1,030 1,135 2,170 1,030 1,135
Other European origins 226,695 115,110 111,580 226,695 115,110 111,580
Basque 6,965 3,690 3,275 6,965 3,690 3,275
Jewish 143,660 72,625 71,035 143,660 72,625 71,035
Roma (Gypsy) 4,630 2,195 2,440 4,630 2,195 2,440
Slavic, n.o.s.Census data footnote 112 4,870 2,560 2,310 4,870 2,560 2,310
Other European origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 113 67,890 34,730 33,160 67,890 34,730 33,160
Caribbean origins 749,155 349,810 399,345 749,155 349,810 399,345
Antiguan 4,500 2,115 2,385 4,500 2,115 2,385
Bahamian 3,675 1,915 1,760 3,675 1,915 1,760
Barbadian 37,780 17,745 20,035 37,780 17,745 20,035
Bermudan 3,075 1,435 1,640 3,075 1,435 1,640
Carib 3,030 1,175 1,860 3,030 1,175 1,860
Cuban 29,065 13,800 15,270 29,065 13,800 15,270
Dominican 23,130 11,000 12,125 23,130 11,000 12,125
Grenadian 17,915 7,835 10,080 17,915 7,835 10,080
Guadeloupean 1,125 515 605 1,125 515 605
Haitian 165,095 76,460 88,635 165,095 76,460 88,635
Jamaican 309,485 145,080 164,410 309,485 145,080 164,410
Kittitian/Nevisian 2,915 1,460 1,460 2,915 1,460 1,460
Martinican 2,010 900 1,110 2,010 900 1,110
Montserratan 930 460 470 930 460 470
Puerto Rican 3,405 1,645 1,765 3,405 1,645 1,765
St. Lucian 8,985 4,095 4,890 8,985 4,095 4,890
Trinidadian/Tobagonian 78,965 37,325 41,635 78,965 37,325 41,635
Vincentian/Grenadinian 17,420 7,475 9,945 17,420 7,475 9,945
West Indian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 114 70,270 31,625 38,645 70,270 31,625 38,645
Caribbean origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 115 26,830 12,520 14,310 26,830 12,520 14,310
Latin, Central and South American origins 674,640 325,210 349,430 674,640 325,210 349,430
Aboriginal from Central/South America (except Arawak and Maya) 22,725 10,875 11,850 22,725 10,875 11,850
Arawak 1,440 610 830 1,440 610 830
Argentinian 20,680 10,130 10,545 20,680 10,130 10,545
Belizean 1,755 915 845 1,755 915 845
Bolivian 5,055 2,480 2,580 5,055 2,480 2,580
Brazilian 36,830 17,380 19,455 36,830 17,380 19,455
Chilean 45,190 22,280 22,910 45,190 22,280 22,910
Colombian 96,325 45,590 50,735 96,325 45,590 50,735
Costa Rican 5,535 2,680 2,855 5,535 2,680 2,855
Ecuadorian 25,405 11,995 13,415 25,405 11,995 13,415
Guatemalan 26,275 13,360 12,915 26,275 13,360 12,915
Guyanese 84,275 39,530 44,745 84,275 39,530 44,745
Hispanic 11,055 5,380 5,670 11,055 5,380 5,670
Honduran 10,650 5,235 5,415 10,650 5,235 5,415
Maya 6,285 3,350 2,940 6,285 3,350 2,940
Mexican 128,485 62,890 65,595 128,485 62,890 65,595
Nicaraguan 13,705 6,650 7,055 13,705 6,650 7,055
Panamanian 4,700 2,210 2,495 4,700 2,210 2,495
Paraguayan 4,325 2,165 2,160 4,325 2,165 2,160
Peruvian 42,145 19,645 22,505 42,145 19,645 22,505
Salvadorean 66,220 32,960 33,255 66,220 32,960 33,255
Uruguayan 6,795 3,390 3,410 6,795 3,390 3,410
Venezuelan 26,345 12,220 14,125 26,345 12,220 14,125
Latin, Central and South American origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 116 28,455 13,930 14,525 28,455 13,930 14,525
African origins 1,067,930 539,805 528,120 1,067,930 539,805 528,120
Central and West African origins 230,110 118,040 112,070 230,110 118,040 112,070
Akan 1,955 1,090 870 1,955 1,090 870
Angolan 2,960 1,475 1,480 2,960 1,475 1,480
Ashanti 1,585 855 735 1,585 855 735
Beninese 4,995 2,670 2,320 4,995 2,670 2,320
Burkinabe 3,150 1,665 1,485 3,150 1,665 1,485
Cameroonian 24,615 12,390 12,230 24,615 12,390 12,230
Chadian 1,845 955 885 1,845 955 885
Congolese 38,365 18,925 19,440 38,365 18,925 19,440
Edo 1,945 1,095 855 1,945 1,095 855
Ewe 845 470 375 845 470 375
Gabonese 1,405 660 750 1,405 660 750
Gambian 975 495 475 975 495 475
Ghanaian 35,495 17,720 17,770 35,495 17,720 17,770
Guinean 7,240 3,785 3,455 7,240 3,785 3,455
Ibo 5,315 2,850 2,470 5,315 2,850 2,470
Ivorian 10,935 5,485 5,450 10,935 5,485 5,450
Liberian 2,485 1,130 1,360 2,485 1,130 1,360
Malian 4,490 2,280 2,210 4,490 2,280 2,210
Malinké 1,125 585 535 1,125 585 535
Nigerian 51,835 27,025 24,805 51,835 27,025 24,805
Peulh 2,435 1,270 1,170 2,435 1,270 1,170
Senegalese 10,175 5,500 4,670 10,175 5,500 4,670
Sierra Leonean 2,620 1,330 1,295 2,620 1,330 1,295
Togolese 5,300 2,870 2,430 5,300 2,870 2,430
Wolof 840 495 345 840 495 345
Yoruba 9,585 5,075 4,515 9,585 5,075 4,515
Central and West African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 117 15,380 7,940 7,445 15,380 7,940 7,445
North African origins 355,045 185,775 169,270 355,045 185,775 169,270
Algerian 67,335 34,755 32,580 67,335 34,755 32,580
Berber 37,060 19,685 17,375 37,060 19,685 17,375
Coptic 3,535 1,860 1,680 3,535 1,860 1,680
Dinka 900 500 400 900 500 400
Egyptian 99,140 51,730 47,410 99,140 51,730 47,410
Libyan 7,740 4,135 3,605 7,740 4,135 3,605
Maure 1,190 655 535 1,190 655 535
Moroccan 103,940 54,005 49,945 103,940 54,005 49,945
Sudanese 19,960 10,315 9,645 19,960 10,315 9,645
Tunisian 25,645 13,985 11,665 25,645 13,985 11,665
North African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 118 6,115 3,320 2,795 6,115 3,320 2,795
Southern and East African origins 260,145 128,325 131,815 260,145 128,325 131,815
Afrikaner 1,870 955 915 1,870 955 915
Amhara 1,530 815 715 1,530 815 715
Bantu, n.o.s.Census data footnote 119 3,965 2,175 1,785 3,965 2,175 1,785
Burundian 10,990 5,405 5,580 10,990 5,405 5,580
Djiboutian 1,710 790 920 1,710 790 920
Eritrean 25,255 12,830 12,430 25,255 12,830 12,430
Ethiopian 44,065 21,680 22,385 44,065 21,680 22,385
Harari 665 355 305 665 355 305
Kenyan 10,915 5,230 5,685 10,915 5,230 5,685
Malagasy 4,500 2,175 2,325 4,500 2,175 2,325
Mauritian 9,325 4,655 4,665 9,325 4,655 4,665
Oromo 3,350 1,745 1,605 3,350 1,745 1,605
Rwandan 10,775 5,065 5,705 10,775 5,065 5,705
Seychellois 1,285 575 710 1,285 575 710
Somali 62,550 30,215 32,330 62,550 30,215 32,330
South African 41,375 20,575 20,800 41,375 20,575 20,800
Tanzanian 4,710 2,400 2,310 4,710 2,400 2,310
Tigrian 2,155 1,160 995 2,155 1,160 995
Ugandan 5,705 2,875 2,830 5,705 2,875 2,830
Zambian 1,860 935 920 1,860 935 920
Zimbabwean 8,090 3,975 4,110 8,090 3,975 4,110
Zulu 945 475 475 945 475 475
Southern and East African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 120 17,305 8,445 8,860 17,305 8,445 8,860
Other African origins 239,560 116,400 123,165 239,560 116,400 123,165
Black, n.o.s.Census data footnote 121 30,385 14,015 16,370 30,385 14,015 16,370
Other African origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 122 212,005 103,790 108,215 212,005 103,790 108,215
Asian origins 6,095,235 2,958,120 3,137,115 6,095,235 2,958,120 3,137,115
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins 1,011,145 518,170 492,980 1,011,145 518,170 492,980
Afghan 83,995 42,320 41,675 83,995 42,320 41,675
Arab, n.o.s.Census data footnote 123 111,400 58,930 52,475 111,400 58,930 52,475
Armenian 63,810 31,505 32,305 63,810 31,505 32,305
Assyrian 13,835 7,115 6,720 13,835 7,115 6,720
Azerbaijani 6,425 3,230 3,200 6,425 3,230 3,200
Georgian 4,775 2,430 2,345 4,775 2,430 2,345
Hazara 1,515 810 705 1,515 810 705
Iranian 210,405 106,565 103,840 210,405 106,565 103,840
Iraqi 70,925 35,965 34,955 70,925 35,965 34,955
Israeli 28,735 15,065 13,675 28,735 15,065 13,675
Jordanian 14,250 7,520 6,735 14,250 7,520 6,735
Kazakh 3,330 1,615 1,710 3,330 1,615 1,710
Kurd 16,315 8,810 7,515 16,315 8,810 7,515
Kuwaiti 2,235 1,185 1,055 2,235 1,185 1,055
Kyrgyz 1,060 510 550 1,060 510 550
Lebanese 219,555 112,970 106,590 219,555 112,970 106,590
Palestinian 44,820 23,900 20,920 44,820 23,900 20,920
Pashtun 4,810 2,565 2,245 4,810 2,565 2,245
Saudi Arabian 6,810 3,935 2,880 6,810 3,935 2,880
Syrian 77,045 38,445 38,600 77,045 38,445 38,600
Tajik 2,905 1,410 1,495 2,905 1,410 1,495
Tatar 4,825 2,155 2,670 4,825 2,155 2,670
Turk 63,955 32,855 31,100 63,955 32,855 31,100
Turkmen 1,040 540 500 1,040 540 500
Uighur 1,555 775 785 1,555 775 785
Uzbek 3,920 1,920 2,000 3,920 1,920 2,000
Yemeni 6,645 3,335 3,305 6,645 3,335 3,305
West Central Asian and Middle Eastern origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 124 25,280 13,180 12,100 25,280 13,180 12,100
South Asian origins 1,963,330 993,595 969,735 1,963,330 993,595 969,735
Bangladeshi 45,940 23,645 22,300 45,940 23,645 22,300
Bengali 22,900 11,730 11,180 22,900 11,730 11,180
Bhutanese 3,600 1,765 1,835 3,600 1,765 1,835
East Indian 1,374,710 694,990 679,720 1,374,710 694,990 679,720
Goan 6,070 2,915 3,155 6,070 2,915 3,155
Gujarati 8,350 4,305 4,050 8,350 4,305 4,050
Kashmiri 3,115 1,605 1,510 3,115 1,605 1,510
Nepali 17,140 8,715 8,420 17,140 8,715 8,420
Pakistani 215,555 110,420 105,140 215,555 110,420 105,140
Punjabi 118,400 61,155 57,240 118,400 61,155 57,240
Sinhalese 7,285 3,605 3,685 7,285 3,605 3,685
Sri Lankan 152,595 75,010 77,585 152,595 75,010 77,585
Tamil 48,670 24,845 23,825 48,670 24,845 23,825
South Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 125 76,400 38,815 37,585 76,400 38,815 37,585
East and Southeast Asian origins 3,163,360 1,467,205 1,696,155 3,163,360 1,467,205 1,696,155
Burmese 9,335 4,535 4,795 9,335 4,535 4,795
Cambodian (Khmer) 38,490 18,515 19,980 38,490 18,515 19,980
Chinese 1,769,195 836,150 933,045 1,769,195 836,150 933,045
Filipino 837,130 369,105 468,025 837,130 369,105 468,025
Hmong 805 420 390 805 420 390
Indonesian 21,390 9,950 11,440 21,390 9,950 11,440
Japanese 121,485 53,415 68,070 121,485 53,415 68,070
Karen 4,510 2,275 2,240 4,510 2,275 2,240
Korean 198,210 93,680 104,525 198,210 93,680 104,525
Laotian 24,580 12,190 12,390 24,580 12,190 12,390
Malaysian 16,920 7,735 9,185 16,920 7,735 9,185
Mongolian 7,480 3,560 3,915 7,480 3,560 3,915
Singaporean 2,850 1,325 1,520 2,850 1,325 1,520
Taiwanese 36,510 16,570 19,945 36,510 16,570 19,945
Thai 19,010 7,330 11,680 19,010 7,330 11,680
Tibetan 8,040 4,055 3,985 8,040 4,055 3,985
Vietnamese 240,615 115,935 124,680 240,615 115,935 124,680
East and Southeast Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 126 6,500 3,150 3,355 6,500 3,150 3,355
Other Asian origins 22,745 11,280 11,460 22,745 11,280 11,460
Other Asian origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 127 22,740 11,280 11,460 22,740 11,280 11,460
Oceania origins 85,470 43,030 42,440 85,470 43,030 42,440
Australian 42,315 21,710 20,605 42,315 21,710 20,605
New Zealander 15,395 8,065 7,330 15,395 8,065 7,330
Pacific Islands origins 29,485 14,240 15,250 29,485 14,240 15,250
Fijian 19,375 9,280 10,090 19,375 9,280 10,090
Hawaiian 3,295 1,500 1,795 3,295 1,500 1,795
Maori 2,500 1,310 1,195 2,500 1,310 1,195
Polynesian, n.o.s.Census data footnote 128 1,530 725 805 1,530 725 805
Samoan 1,100 625 475 1,100 625 475
Pacific Islands origins, n.i.e.Census data footnote 129 2,335 1,145 1,185 2,335 1,145 1,185

Source

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

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How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Canada [Country] and Canada [Country] (table). Census Profile. 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-X2016001. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E (accessed November 15, 2018).

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