Brazilian Canadian

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Brazilian Canadian
Total population
25,395
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia
Languages
Canadian English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Religion
Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Brazilian people, Portuguese Canadians, Brazilian American, Brazilian British, Brazilian Australian, Latins and other Latin Americans

A Brazilian Canadian (Portuguese: Brasileiro Canadense) (French: Brésilien Canadien) is a Canadian of Brazilian descent or a Brazilian who has immigrated to Canada. The 1991 Canadian census reports 2,520 individuals of wholly Brazilian origin and another 2,325 who describe Brazilian as one of their ethnic origins (Brazilians themselves may be of varied European, African, Middle Eastern, East Asian and Amerindian ethnic origins), giving a total of 4,845. This figure can be taken as an official minimum and corresponds to Brazilian consular estimates.

However, in the 1980s and 1990s a large number of younger Brazilians established families in Toronto. The local newspaper Abacaxi Times estimated that the total number of Brazilians living in Toronto in the 1990s was about 9,000. Probably an equal number of legal immigrants entered Ontario to that date. The total for Canada was 14,976. When refugee claimants and illegal immigrants are added, the total in Ontario alone may approach 12,000, with a few thousand more in Quebec and British Columbia; there are smaller groups scattered across the country. New immigrants have continued to enter the country, but at a much slower pace than in the previous decade.

Demographics[edit]

Number of Brazilian nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[2]
Year Number of Brazilian nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
2002 759 229,048 0.3%
2003 865 221,349 0.4%
2004 934 235,823 0.4%
2005 976 262,242 0.4%
2006 1,209 251,640 0.5%
2007 1,759 236,753 0.7%
2008 2,127 247,246 0.9%
2009 2,480 252,174 1%
2010 2,597 280,691 0.9%
2011 1,519 248,748 0.6%

Notable Brazilian Canadians[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ [1], Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents
  3. ^ Paul Simas#Paul Simas (Mississauga—Brampton South)