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Swiss Canadian

Swiss Canadian
Allan De Genova
Total population
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
English · French · German · Italian
Christianity · Irreligion
Related ethnic groups
German Canadians · French Canadians · Italian Canadians

A Swiss Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Swiss ancestry or a Switzerland-born person residing in Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 146,830 Canadians who claimed Swiss ancestry, having an increase compared to those 137,775 in the 2006 Census.[2]

Swiss Canadians by numbers

According to the 2011 National Household Survey,[3] the cities with the most people claiming Swiss ethnic origin are as follow:

  1. Toronto, Ontario - 13,455
  2. Montreal, Quebec - 12,165
  3. Vancouver, British Columbia - 11,405
  4. Calgary, Alberta - 6,895
  5. Edmonton, Alberta - 5,895
  6. Ottawa, Ontario - 4,600
  7. Winnipeg, Manitoba - 3,060
  8. Hamilton, Ontario - 2,630
  9. Quebec City, Quebec - 1,530
  10. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - 1,150

According to the 2011 National Household Survey,[3] the provinces and territories with the most people claiming Swiss ethnic origin are as follow:

  1. Ontario - 57,270
  2. British Columbia - 29,705
  3. Alberta - 23,020
  4. Quebec - 22,065
  5. Manitoba - 5,690
  6. Saskatchewan - 4,420
  7. Nova Scotia - 2,759
  8. New Brunswick - 1,040
  9. Yukon - 380
  10. Prince Edward Island - 205

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