Cornish Canadian

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Cornish Canadians
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Total population
Regions with significant populations
The Maritimes, Ontario, British Columbia
Canadian English and Cornish
Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Cornish, English Canadians

Cornish Canadians are citizens of Canada who were born in Cornwall or who are of Cornish descent. The number of Canadian citizens of Cornish descent cannot be determined through census statistics, though speculative estimates place the population as high as 20,000.


It is recorded that the first Cornish to reach what is now Canadian soil did in the 16th century, reaching the coast of Newfoundland.

See also[edit]


  • Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples. "Cornish.". Multicultural Canada.

Further reading[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples; Paul Robert Magocsi, editor, University of Toronto Press for Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1999