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Estonian Canadian

Estonian Canadian
Kanada eestlased
Total population
23,180
(2011 Census)
Regions with significant populations
Toronto · Montreal · Vancouver
Languages
Canadian English, Estonian
Religion
Protestant (Lutheran), deism
Related ethnic groups
Estonians, Estonian Americans, Finnish Canadians

An Estonian Canadian is a Canadian citizen or resident of Estonian descent or an Estonia-born person who resides in Canada. Currently living about 24,000 people of Estonian descent in Canada.[1](according to some sources up to 50,000 people[2]).

The largest permanent Estonian community outside Estonia is in Canada[1] In the late 1940s and early 1950s, about 17,000 arrived in Canada.[3] The city with the largest population of Estonians outside of Estonia is Toronto. The first Estonian World Festival was held in Toronto in 1972.

Some Notable Estonian Canadians include Endel Tulving and Elmar Tampõld.

References

  1. ^ a b http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/baltic_states-pays_baltes/bilateral_relations_bilaterales/estonia_relations_estonie.aspx?lang=eng
  2. ^ http://www.estemb.ca/estonia_and_canada
  3. ^ http://www.tgmag.ca/magic/mt51.html

External links

  • Estonians in Canada at eesti.ca
  • Toronto Estonian House
  • Estonian Central *Council in Canada


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