Bangladeshi Canadians

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Bangladeshi Canadians
Total population
(34,205
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1])
Regions with significant populations
 Canada
 Ontario 21,490
 Quebec 7,270
 Alberta 2,740
Languages
Canadian English · Bengali · Quebec French
Religion
Islam · Hinduism · Buddhism · Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Bangladeshi diaspora, Indo-Canadians, Pakistani Canadians, Asian Canadians

Bangladeshi Canadians are Canadian citizens of Bangladeshi descent or a Bangladesh-born person who resides in Canada. It is estimated that around 1,500,000 (2012)[2] Bangladeshi people live in Canada,[3] primarily in provinces like Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta. They live in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa. There are many Bangladeshi shops and restaurants in Toronto's Danforth Village between Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue.

Demographics[edit]

The official number of Bangladeshi Canadians as of 2006 is only 24,600. According to Statistics Canada, the Bangladeshi-Canadian population as determined by the 2006 census in the ten Canadian provinces and three territories were:[4]

Province Bangladeshis
 Ontario 16,145[5]
 Quebec 6,095[6]
 Alberta 1,220[7]
 British Columbia 845[8]
 Manitoba 115[9]
 Nova Scotia 70[10]
 Newfoundland and Labrador 65[11]
 Saskatchewan 30[12]
 New Brunswick 15[13]
 Northwest Territories 0[14]
 Yukon 0[15]
 Prince Edward Island 4[16]
 Nunavut 0[11]
Canada Canada 24,600

Canadian cities with large Bangladeshi populations:[17]

City Province Bangladeshis
Toronto Ontario 13,020
Montréal Quebec 5,975
Ottawa Ontario 1,300
Calgary Alberta 800
Vancouver British Columbia 780
Hamilton Ontario 655
Windsor Ontario 355
Edmonton Alberta 335
London Ontario 190
Oshawa Ontario 160

Prominent Bangladeshi-Canadians[edit]

  • Amit Chakma, president of University of Western Ontario; from the ethnic Chakma tribe in southeast Bangladesh
  • Dana Abraham Hannan, model, actor and amateur boxer
  • Naz Hossain, in the field of high corporate finance with Investors Group Inc.; parents from Bangladesh; born in Yugoslavia and raised in Singapore and Malaysia
  • Delwar Jahid, journalist, academic and writer; president of Bangladesh PressClub of Alberta and Bangladesh Heritage and Ethnic Society of Alberta; currently in Edmonton; from Bangladesh
  • Ron Mustafaa, Hollywood TV actor, appeared on MTV's Skins
  • Shaan Rahman, actor and stuntman, moved to Vancouver aged 19
  • Samiul Rian, actor and model

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-250111
  3. ^ [1] (Ethnic Origin (247), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data)
  4. ^ Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables (choose desired city in the left column and look under the term "Bangladeshi" in the chart)
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ [5]
  9. ^ [6]
  10. ^ [7]
  11. ^ a b [8]
  12. ^ [9]
  13. ^ [10]
  14. ^ [11]
  15. ^ [12]
  16. ^ [13]
  17. ^ Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations - 20% sample data