Maltese Canadian

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Maltese Canadian
Total population
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)
Canadian English · Canadian French · Maltese · Italian
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Maltese in the United Kingdom · Maltese American · Maltese Australian

A Maltese Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Maltese descent or a Malta-born person who resides in Canada. According to the 2011 Census, there were 38,780 Canadians who claimed full or partial Maltese ancestry, having an increase compared to those 37,120 in 2006.[1]


Firsts Maltese emigrated to Canada, of significant manner in 1840, followed by others arrived to country around 1907, and between 1918 and 1920. However, most of Maltese emigrated to Canada after II World War, from of the Malta and Gozo islands. First, most them settled in Ontario, but over time, many other Maltese move to other Canada places. Although between 1946 and 1981 emigrated to Canada around 18000 Malteses, this emigration was reduced over time and in 2006 only 145 people of this origin settled in the North American country.[2]


Today, most of people of Maltese origin, some 18,680, live in Toronto (more than 50% of the total Maltese Canadian population), especially around Dundas Street West where Maltese clubs and societies have been established. There are also Maltese communities in other parts of Ontario, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.[2]

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