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11.2% of Canadian population (2006 census)
|Regions with significant populations|
|British Columbia (Vancouver), southern Ontario (Toronto), Montréal, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, most major Canadian cities|
Asian Canadians ancestry refers to Canadians who can trace their ancestry back to the continent of Asia or the Asian people. Canadians of Asian ancestry comprise the largest visible minority group in Canada, at 11% of the Canadian population, and is the fastest growing. Most "Asian Canadians" are concentrated in the urban areas of Southern Ontario, the Greater Vancouver area, Calgary, and other large Canadian cities. In Canada, the term 'Asian' is pan-continental, in contrast to its usage in other English-speaking countries.
Canada has a long history of East Asian immigration. During the 19th century, many Chinese arrived to take part in the British Columbia gold rushes and later for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Chinese who came from Guangdong Province helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Fraser Canyon. Many Japanese people arrived in the 1890s and became fishermen and merchants in British Columbia. In 1923, the federal government passed the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, which banned all Chinese immigration, and led to immigration restrictions for all East Asians. In 1947, the act was repealed.
During and after the Vietnam War, a large wave of Vietnamese refugees began arriving in Canada. The Canadian Parliament created the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in 1985 to better address issues surrounding Canada-Asia relations, including trade, citizenship and immigration. When Hong Kong reverted to mainland Chinese rule, people emigrated and found new homes in Canada.
In recent decades, a large number of Indians from South Asia have come to Canada.
Today, Asian Canadians form a significant minority within the population, and over 3 million Asians call Canada their home.
List of Asian Canadian Demographies according to the 2006 Census
|Sri Lankan Canadians||103,625|
|Canadians with Singaporean descent||1,390|
See also 
- Demographics of Canada
- Immigration to Canada
- The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
- List of Canadians of Asian ancestry
- Asian American
- Asian Argentine
- Asian Australian
- Asian Brazilian
- Asian people
- Asian Canadian Website
- Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
- 2001 demographics from Statistics Canada
- Information for South Asians and Indians in Canada
- Asian Canadian Wiki