Belarusian Canadians

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Belarusian Canadians
Беларусы Канады
Белорусские канадцы
Canadiens biélorusses
Belarus Canada
Total population
(15,565,[1] 0.04% of total population)
Regions with significant populations
Ontario and Quebec
Canadian English · Canadian French · Belarusian · Russian
Christianity · Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Russian Canadians · Polish Canadians · Ukrainian Canadians

Belarusian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Belarusian descent or Belarusian-born people residing in Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 15,565 Canadians who claimed Belarusian ancestry.[2]

Vincent Žuk-Hryškievič estimated the number of Belarusians in Canada in late 1959 at about 40 thousands, with a majority of Russian Empire era Belarusian immigrants being listed as Russians or Poles because Belarusians were not present as a separate category in Canadian documents.[3]

Notable individuals[edit]


  1. ^ "Ethnic Origin (264), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey".
  2. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ Жыцьцё Вінцэнта Жук-Грышкевіча [The life of Vincent Žuk-Hryškievič], by Raisa Žuk-Hryškievič. Toronto, 1993, p. 226