Danish Canadians

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Danish Canadian)
Jump to: navigation, search
Danish Canadians
Dansk-canadiere
Denmark Canada
Total population
(203,080 (by ancestry, 2011 Census) [1]
0.7% of Canada's population)
Regions with significant populations
Western Canada · Ontario
Languages
English · French · Danish
Religion
Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Danes · Greenlanders · Danish Americans

Danish Canadians are Canadian citizens of Danish ancestry. According to the 2006 Census, there were 200,035 Canadians with Danish background,[2] 17,650 of whom were born in Denmark.[3]

Canada became an important destination for the Danes during the post-war period. At one point, a Canadian immigration office was to be set up in Copenhagen.[4] While most of the post-war immigrants settled in large cities, Danish-Canadian communities can be found in all of Canada's ten provinces. The oldest Danish community in Canada is New Denmark, New Brunswick, first inhabited by Danish immigrants in 1872.

History[edit]

Notable Danish Canadians[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Statistics Canada, Census 2006 - Selected Ethnic Origins1, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data
  2. ^ Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables, 2006 Census
  3. ^ Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8) and Place of Birth (261) for the Immigrants and Non-permanent Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan A...
  4. ^ Bender, Henning. Danish emigration to Canada