List of Canadians of Asian ancestry

This is a list of Canadians of Asian ancestry. Asian Canadians comprise the largest visible minority in Canada, at 11% of the Canadian population.


List of Asian Canadian demographies according to the 2006 Census[1]

Population of various Asian Canadian groups
Ethnic OriginsPopulation
ChinaTaiwan Chinese Canadians1,364,215 (including 71,705 from Taiwan)
India Indo-Canadians1,036,813
Philippines Filipino Canadians436,190
Vietnam Vietnamese Canadians180,125
Lebanon Lebanese Canadians165,150
South Korea Korean Canadians146,550
Pakistan Pakistani Canadians124,730
Iran Iranian Canadians121,510
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Canadians103,625
Japan Japanese Canadians98,900
Armenia Armenian Canadians50,500
Afghanistan Afghan Canadians48,090
Syria Syrian Canadians31,375
Iraq Iraqi Canadians29,955
Cambodia Cambodian Canadians25,245
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Canadians24,600
State of Palestine Palestinian Canadians23,975
Laos Laotian Canadians20,110
Indonesia Indonesian Canadians14,320
Malaysia Malaysian Canadians12,165
Israel Israeli Canadians10,755
Thailand Thai Canadians10,015
Jordan Jordanian Canadians6,905
Myanmar Burmese Canadians4,590
Mongolia Mongolian Canadians3,965
Nepal Nepali Canadians3,780
Saudi Arabia Saudi Canadians2,735
Yemen Yemeni Canadians2,300
Singapore Canadians of Singaporean descent1,390

Notable Asian Canadians

See also


  1. Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data
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