Canadians

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Canadians
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Total population
Canada: 37,067,011 by the Q2 of 2018[1]
Regions with significant populations
United States 1,062,640[2]
Hong Kong 300,000[2]
United Kingdom 73,000[2]
France 60,000[3]
Lebanon 45,000[2]
United Arab Emirates 40,000[4]
Australia 27,289[2]
China 19,990[2]
Germany 15,750[5]
South Korea 14,210[2]
Japan 11,016[2]
Egypt 10,000[2]
Mexico 9,816[6]
New Zealand 7,770[2]
Philippines 7,500[2]
Haiti 6,000[2]
Switzerland 5,243[2]
Singapore 5,140[2]
Thailand 5,000[2]
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000[2]
Belgium 4,145[2]
Languages
Primarily English and French
Numerous indigenous languages are also recognized
Various other languages
Religion
Primarily Christian (Protestantism and Catholicism)
Various other religions

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. Most people who are considered "Canadian" are usually those who have Canadian Citizenship.

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.

Background[change | change source]

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]

  1. "CANSIM – 051-0005 – Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories". Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2017. 
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 "Canadians Abroad: Canada's Global Asset" (PDF). Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 2011. p. 12. Retrieved September 23, 2013.  See also Canadian diaspora
  3. Canada
  4. "Canada may limit services for dual citizens". Gulf News. January 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  5. "Anzahl der Ausländer in Deutschland nach Herkunftsland (Stand: 31. Dezember 2014)". 
  6. "Población inmigrante residente en México según país de nacimiento, 2015". omi.gob.mx. CONAPO. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 

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