56,315 (total of the population)|
25,395 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)
22,920 (by birth, 2011 Census)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia|
|Canadian English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese|
|Christianity (mainly Roman Catholic)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Brazilian people, Portuguese Canadians, Brazilian Americans, Brazilian British, Brazilian Australians, Latins and other Latin Americans|
Brazilian Canadians (Portuguese: canadense de extração brasileira, French: brésilien-canadien) are Canadians of Brazilian descent or Brazilians who have immigrated to Canada. The 1991 Canadian census reports 2,520 individuals of wholly Brazilian origin and another 2,325 who describe Brazilian as one of their ethnic origins (Brazilians themselves may be of varied European, African, Middle Eastern, East Asian and Amerindian ethnic origins), giving a total of 4,845. This figure can be taken as an official minimum and corresponds to Brazilian consular estimates.
However, in the 1980s and 1990s a large number of younger Brazilians established families in Toronto. The local newspaper Abacaxi Times estimated that the total number of Brazilians living in Toronto in the 1990s was about 9,000. Probably an equal number of legal immigrants entered Ontario to that date. The total for Canada was 14,976. When refugee claimants and illegal immigrants are added, the total in Ontario alone may approach 12,000, with a few thousand more in Quebec and British Columbia; there are smaller groups scattered across the country. New immigrants have continued to enter the country, but at a much slower pace than in the previous decade.
Notable Brazilian Canadians
- Kevin Alves – figure skater
- Eurico Rosa Da Silva - jockey
- Tony Menezes – soccer player
- Robyn Regehr – hockey player
- Paul Simas – [Green Party of Canada candidates, 2004 Canadian federal election|Green Party of Ontario]
- Cintia de Sa - Celebrity and winner of reality T.V. Show : Occupation Double
- Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- 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
- Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents
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