Venezuelan Canadian

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Venezuelan Canadian
Venezolano-canadiense
Total population
18,165
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Montreal, Toronto, Calgary
Languages
Venezuelan Spanish
Canadian English · Canadian French · Italian
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Venezuelans · Venezuelan American

A Venezuelan Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Venezuelan descent or a Venezuela-born person who resides in Canada. Venezuelan Canadians are one of more than ten Latino groups in Canada. The first Venezuelan immigrants came to Canada in the 1960s, but more than half arrived after the Venezuelan general strike of 2002-2003. Montreal, with about 2,000, has the largest number, but in recent years, more and more, now about 150 families have settled in Calgary[2] and Edmonton. Smaller communities are found in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Demographics[edit]

Number of Venezuelan nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[3]
Year Number of Venezuelan nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
2002 554 229,048 0.2%
2003 710 221,349 0.3%
2004 1,259 235,823 0.5%
2005 1,235 262,242 0.5%
2006 1,221 251,640 0.5%
2007 1,373 236,753 0.6%
2008 1,259 247,246 0.5%
2009 1,385 252,174 0.5%
2010 1,007 280,691 0.4%
2011 1,446 248,748 0.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://venezolanosencalgary.com/PHP-Nuke/docs/donde_vivimos2007.pdf
  3. ^ [1], Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents