Luxembourgian Canadians

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Luxembourgian Canadians
Luxemburgischkanadier
Total population
3,790
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario 955[1]
Quebec 720[1]
British Columbia 715[1]
Languages
English · French · German · Luxembourgish
Religion
Christianity

Luxembourgian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Luxembourgian descent or Luxembourg-born people who reside in Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 3,790 Canadians who claimed full or partial Luxembourgian ancestry.[1]

Luxembourgian immigration to Canada has not been as significant as those from other parts of Europe but there is a considerable community from Luxembourg in Canada. Despite this, the North American country is home to one of the largest Luxembourgian communities in the world and the fourth largest in the Americas, only behind the United States, Brazil and Argentina.

Relations between Luxembourg and Canada[edit]

There had always been strong relations between the two countries but it was not until the outbreak of the Second World War when both came together even more.[2]

Canada opened its doors to thousands of immigrants, including Luxembourgians. But some of the most notable Luxembourgians who arrived in Canada were the Grand Duke's family who came to Montreal, Quebec as refugees after the German invasion of Luxembourg on May 10, 1940. Since then, Canada and Luxembourg have developed a partnership which encompasses shared values and an ongoing political dialogue on major international issues.[2]

Both countries are members of La Francophonie and NATO.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada. "Canada-Luxembourg relations". Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Atlas of Canada. "The Francophonie". Retrieved 21 February 2014.