Haitian Canadians

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Haitian Canadians
Communauté haïtienne du Canada
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Total population
137,995
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)
Regions with significant populations
 Quebec 119,185 (2.7% of Quebec's population)[1]
 Ontario 15,830
Languages
Canadian French, and Haitian Creole
Religion
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and none (Atheism)
Related ethnic groups
Black Canadian and French Canadians

Haitian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Haitian descent or Haiti-born people who reside in Canada.

Citizens from the Francophone Caribbean island nation of Haiti began immigrating to Canada in the 1960s, settling predominantly in Montreal and other parts of Quebec. Though their reasons for leaving Haiti were manifold, their choice to settle in Quebec is mainly due to their fluency in French. The Canada 2011 Census showed a total population of 137,995 Haitian-Canadians residing in Canada,[2] an increase of 35,565 more respondents that identify themselves as Haitian Canadians compared with the Canada 2006 Census, which showed a total population of 102,430 respondents.[3] Of this total, 119,185 (97%) resided in Quebec.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Number of Haitian nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[5]
Year Number of Haitian nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
2002 2,217 229,048 1%
2003 1,945 221,349 0.9%
2004 1,657 235,823 0.7%
2005 1,719 262,242 0.7%
2006 1,650 251,640 0.7%
2007 1,614 236,753 0.7%
2008 2,509 247,246 1%
2009 2,085 252,174 0.8%
2010 4,552 280,691 1.6%
2011 6,208 248,748 2.5%

List of notable Haitian Canadians[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], Statistics Canada (2011). Retrieved on May 15, 2013.
  2. ^ 2011 Canada Census: Ethnic Origin (National)
  3. ^ 2006 Canada Census: Ethnic Origin (National)
  4. ^ 2011 Canada Census: Quebec Ethnic Origin
  5. ^ [2], Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents

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