Brazilian Canadians

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Brazilian Canadians
Total population
36,830 (by ancestry, 2016 Census)[1]
29,315 (by birth, 2016 Census)[2]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta
Languages
Canadian English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Indigenous Brazilian languages, European languages (German, Venetian, Polish, etc.), Asian languages (Japanese, etc.)
Religion
Christianity (mainly Roman Catholic)
Related ethnic groups
Brazilian people, Portuguese Canadians, Brazilian Americans, Brazilian British, Brazilian Australians.

Brazilian Canadians or Brazo-Canadians (Portuguese: Brasileiros canadenses, French: Brésilo-Canadiens) are Canadians of Brazilian descent or Brazilians who have immigrated to Canada.

The population of Brazilian ancestry was 25,395 in 2011,[3] and 36,830 in 2016.[1]

The population born in Brazil was 22,920 in 2011,[4] and 29,315 in 2016.[2]

Like the Aboriginal people, South Asian Canadians and Latin American Canadians, Brazilian Canadians are legally defined as a visible minority, irrespective of their ancestry or appearance.[5]

History[edit]

The 1991 Canadian census reported 2,520 individuals of wholly Brazilian origin and another 2,325 who describe Brazilian as one of their ethnic origins giving a total of 4,845.

Demographics[edit]

Population by ancestry by Canadian province or territory (2016)
Province Population Source
 Ontario 18,390 [6]
 Quebec 8,345 [7]
 British Columbia 5,455 [8]
 Alberta 3,030 [9]
 Manitoba 835 [10]
 Saskatchewan 310 [11]
 Nova Scotia 275 [12]
 New Brunswick 60 [13]
 Prince Edward Island 50 [14]
 Newfoundland and Labrador 50 [15]
 Yukon 20 [16]
 Northwest Territories 10 [17]
 Nunavut 0 [18]
 Canada 36,830 [1]
Number of Brazilian nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[19]
Year Number of Brazilian nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
2002 759 229,048 0.3%
2003 865 221,349 0.4%
2004 934 235,823 0.4%
2005 976 262,242 0.4%
2006 1,209 251,640 0.5%
2007 1,759 236,753 0.7%
2008 2,127 247,246 0.9%
2009 2,480 252,174 1%
2010 2,597 280,691 0.9%
2011 1,519 248,748 0.6%

Notable Brazilian Canadians[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Canada, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Immigrant population by place of birth, period of immigration, 2016 counts, both sexes, age (total), Canada, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  4. ^ 2011 National Household Survey: Data tables | Citizenship (5), Place of Birth (236), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), 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
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Ontario, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Quebec, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), British Columbia, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Alberta, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Manitoba, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Saskatchewan, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Nova Scotia, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), New Brunswick, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Prince Edward Island, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Yukon, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  17. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Northwest Territories, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Ethnic Origin, both sexes, age (total), Nunavut, 2016 Census – 25% Sample data". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  19. ^ Facts and figures 2011 Archived 30 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents