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Canadians (French: Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical, or cultural. For most Canadians, several (or all) of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian.
Canada is a bilingual and multicultural society home to people of many different ethnic, religious and national origins, with the majority of the population made up of Old World immigrants and their descendants.
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Following the starting period of French and then the much larger British colonization, different waves (or peaks) of immigration and settlement of non-indigenous peoples took place over the course of nearly two centuries and continue today. Elements of Indigenous, French, British, and more recent immigrant customs, languages and religions have combined to form the culture of Canada and thus a Canadian identity.
Canada has also been strongly influenced by its linguistic, geographic and economic neighbour, the United States.
References[change | change source]
- "CANSIM – 051-0005 – Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories". Statistics Canada. 2016. http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=0510005&paSer=&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=31&tabMode=dataTable&csid=. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
- "Canadians Abroad: Canada's Global Asset". Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 2011. p. 12. http://www.asiapacific.ca/sites/default/files/canadians_abroad_final.pdf. Retrieved September 23, 2013. See also Canadian diaspora
- "Canada may limit services for dual citizens". Gulf News. January 15, 2014. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/visa/canada-may-limit-services-for-dual-citizens-1.1277888. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
- "Anzahl der Ausländer in Deutschland nach Herkunftsland (Stand: 31. Dezember 2014)". http://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/1221/umfrage/anzahl-der-auslaender-in-deutschland-nach-herkunftsland/.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Persons of National Historic Significance in Canada - Parks Canada
- Multicultural Canada - Department of Canadian Heritage
- The Canadian Immigrant Experience - Library and Archives Canada
- The Dictionary of Canadian Biography – Library and Archives Canada
- Canadiana: The National Bibliography of Canada – Library and Archives Canada