53% of the total Canadian population (2016 Census)
|Regions with significant populations|
|All areas of Canada|
less prevelant in the North
|Predominantly English • French|
Historically Scottish Gaelic • Irish were spoken in certain regions
|Predominantly Christianity (Protestantism and Roman Catholicism)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|European diaspora • Europeans • European Americans • European Australians • European New Zealanders|
An additional 11,135,965 people chose "Canadian" as their ethnic group in the Census.
In 2006, most European Canadians had English ancestry (21.03%). Other common ancestries were French (15.82%), Scottish (15.11%), Irish (13.94%), German (10.18%) then Italian (4.63%). However, 32.22% of people said they had Canadian ancestry. Because of this, some people think the numbers for the English and French ancestry are too low.
Most European Canadians are Christian. A small number of them are Jews, Deists, Agnostics, Atheists, Muslims, Bahá'ís, Paganists/Wiccas and Unitarian Universalists.[source?] Most also speak English and French.
References[change | change source]
- Census Profile, 2016 Census - Ethnic origin population
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
- www.oxforddictionaries.com Euro-Canadian definition
- "National Household Survey (NHS) Profile, 2011". Statcan.gc.ca. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
- Bennett, Ethel M. G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. 2000. "Hélène Desportes". Accessed August 10, 2007.
- The Changing Face of Canada: Essential Readings in Population