Haitian Canadian

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Haitian Canadians
Canadien haïtien, Canadienne haïtienne
Total population
137,995
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)
Regions with significant populations
Mostly Quebec, with smaller populations in Ontario
Languages
Canadian French,
Canadian English,
Haitian Creole
Religion
Predominantly Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Haitians, French Canadians, Black Canadians, Haitian Americans

Haitian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Haitian descent or Haiti-born people who reside in Canada.

Citizens from the Francophone Caribbean island nation of Haiti began immigrating to Canada in the 1960s, settling predominantly in Montreal and other parts of Quebec. Though their reasons for leaving Haiti were manifold, their choice to settle in Quebec is mainly due to their fluency in French. The Canada 2011 Census showed a total population of 137,995 Haitian-Canadians residing in Canada,[1] an increase of 35,565 respondents who identified themselves as Haitian Canadians compared with the Canada 2006 Census, which showed a total population of 102,430 respondents.[2] Of this total, 119,185 (97%) resided in Quebec.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Number of Haitian nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[4]
Year Number of Haitian nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
2002 2,217 229,048 1%
2003 1,945 221,349 0.9%
2004 1,657 235,823 0.7%
2005 1,719 262,242 0.7%
2006 1,650 251,640 0.7%
2007 1,614 236,753 0.7%
2008 2,509 247,246 1%
2009 2,085 252,174 0.8%
2010 4,552 280,691 1.6%
2011 6,208 248,748 2.5%

List of notable Haitian Canadians[edit]

Artists[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Canada Census: Ethnic Origin (National)
  2. ^ 2006 Canada Census: Ethnic Origin (National)
  3. ^ 2011 Canada Census: Quebec Ethnic Origin
  4. ^ [1], Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents
  5. ^ "Haitian Hockey Star?". CaribJournal. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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