Swiss Canadians

Swiss Canadians are Canadian citizens of Swiss ancestry or people who emigrated from Switzerland and reside 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
Schweiz-Kanadier
Suisse-Canadiens
Total population
146,830
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Montreal, Toronto
Languages
English · French · German · Italian
Religion
Christianity (Catholicism, Anabaptism (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite))
Related ethnic groups
German Canadians · French Canadians · Italian Canadians

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

See also

References


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