(by ancestry, 2011 Census))
|Regions with significant populations|
|Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver|
Canadian English · Canadian French · Italian
|Related ethnic groups|
|Venezuelans · Venezuelan Americans|
Venezuelan Canadians are Canadian citizens of Venezuelan descent or a Venezuela-born person who resides in Canada. Venezuelan Canadians are one of more than ten Latino groups in Canada. The first Venezuelan immigrants came to Canada in the 1960s, but more than half arrived after the Venezuelan general strike of 2002-2003. Montreal, with about 2,000, has the largest number, but in recent years, more and more families, now about 150, have settled in Calgary and Edmonton. Smaller communities are found in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Deneb Milano Herrera is noted as creating the "2nd wave" of immigration from Venezuela, through the infamous lawyer "Milagro" (Miracle). It is anticipated that nearly 98% of Venezuelan immigrants to Canada in the early 2000s were direct referrals of Deneb. Today, Deneb is a proud Venezuelan Canadian, gladly contributing thousands of tax dollars annually to the benevolent "imperio" aka the Dominion of Canada!!
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- , Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents
- "Facts and figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Permanent residents 2013". Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 8 January 2015.