Canadians of Danish descent

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Denmark Danish Canadians Canada
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Total population
203,080 (by ancestry, 2011 Census) [1]
0.7% of Canada's population
Regions with significant populations
Western Canada · Ontario
Languages
Canadian English · Danish
Religion
Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Danes · Greenlanders · Danish Americans

According to the 2006 Census, there were 200,035 Canadians with Danish background,[2] 17,650 of whom were born in Denmark.[3] Canada became an important destination for the Danes during the post-war period. At one point, a Canadian immigration office was to be set up in Copenhagen.[4] While most of the post-war immigrants settled in large cities, Danish-Canadian communities can be found in all of Canada's ten provinces. The oldest Danish community in Canada is New Denmark, New Brunswick, first inhabited by Danish immigrants in 1872.

Notable Danish Canadians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Statistics Canada, Census 2006 - Selected Ethnic Origins1, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data
  2. ^ Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables, 2006 Census
  3. ^ Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8) and Place of Birth (261) for the Immigrants and Non-permanent Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan A...
  4. ^ Bender, Henning. Danish emigration to Canada