Russians in Canada

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Russian Canadian
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Total population
550,520
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Languages
Canadian English · Russian · French
Religion
Christianity (mainly Orthodox· Judaism · Atheism · Agnosticism
Related ethnic groups
Russian people · Russian American · Canadian people

A Russian Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Russian descent or a Russia-born person who resides in Canada. According to the 2011 Census, there were 550,520 Canadians who claimed full or partial Russian ancestry.[1]

Number of Russian Canadians[edit]

Data from this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[2]

  • Total: 500,600.
  • Single Response: 98,245.
  • Multiple Response: 402,360.

Provinces with high Russian Canadian populations[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 40,155
  • Single Response: 11,935
  • Multiple Response: 28,220
Montreal (Census Metropolitan Area)[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 35,800
  • Single Response: 10,685
  • Multiple Response: 25,115

Ontario[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 167,360
  • Single Response: 39,660
  • Multiple Response: 127,700
Toronto (Census Metropolitan Area)[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 102,815
  • Single Response: 29,695
  • Multiple Response: 73,120

Alberta[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 92,020
  • Single Response: 11,075
  • Multiple Response: 80,940

British Columbia[edit]

Data in this section from Statistics Canada, 2006.[3]

  • Total: 114,112
  • Single Response: 21,740
  • Multiple Response: 92,365

Many British Columbians of Russian descent are Doukhobors, historically concentrated in the West Kootenay and Boundary Country regions.

List of notable Russian Canadians[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Politics[edit]

Science[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other[edit]

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