Greek Canadians
Ελληνοκαναδοί
Total population
262,142
(by ancestry, 2021 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Canada
 Ontario132,442[2]
 Quebec89,985[3]
 British Columbia42,770[4]
 Alberta11,945[5]
Languages
EnglishFrenchGreek
Religion
Predominantly Greek Orthodox Christianity[6]

Greek Canadians (Greek: Ελληνοκαναδοί) are Canadian citizens who have full or partial Greek heritage or people who emigrated from Greece and reside in Canada. According to the 2021 Census, there were 262,140 Canadians who claimed Greek ancestry.[1]

Demographics

Provinces and territories with the highest population of Greek Canadians, according to 2016 Census:[7]

Province or territory Greek Canadians Percentage Born in Greece
 Canada 271,410 0.79
 Ontario 148,555 1.12 36,575
 Quebec 71,330 0.90 18,420
 British Columbia 24,460 0.54 3,635
 Alberta 15,025 0.38 2,005
 Manitoba 4,130 0.33 820
 Nova Scotia 3,360 0.37 510
 Saskatchewan 2,880 0.27 605
 New Brunswick 950 0.13 95
 Newfoundland and Labrador 380 0.07 30
 Prince Edward Island 175 0.13 15
 Yukon 90 0.26 10
 Northwest Territories 50 0.12 10
 Nunavut 20 0.06 10

Census Metropolitan Agglomerations (CMAs) with the highest population of Greek Canadians, according to 2016 Census:[7]

CMA Greek Canadians Percentage Born in Greece
Toronto  Ontario 99,145 1.69 27,890
Montreal  Quebec 66,395 1.66 17,890
Vancouver  British Columbia 16,085 0.66 2,890
Ottawa - Gatineau  Ontario /  Quebec 8,005 0.62 990
Hamilton  Ontario 6,940 0.94 1,620
Calgary  Alberta 6,770 0.49 940
London  Ontario 5,365 1.10 1,180
Edmonton  Alberta 5,015 0.39 655
Oshawa  Ontario 4,690 1.25 715
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo  Ontario 3,885 0.75 580

Cities with the highest population of Greek Canadians, according to 2016 Census:[8]

City Province Greek Canadians Percentage Born in Greece
Toronto  Ontario 57,420 2.13 19,240
Montreal  Quebec 29,060 1.75 9,150
Laval  Quebec 20,385 4.96 5,940
Mississauga  Ontario 7,490 1.05
Ottawa  Ontario 6,975 0.76
Markham  Ontario 6,215 1.90
Calgary  Alberta 6,150 0.50
Vancouver  British Columbia 5,760 0.93
Vaughan  Ontario 5,065 1.67
Hamilton  Ontario 5,030 0.95

Ridings (Federal electoral districts) with the highest percentage of Greek Canadians, according to 2016 Census:[9]

Riding Province Greek Canadians Percentage
Laval—Les Îles  Quebec 13,190 12.46
Toronto—Danforth  Ontario 7,655 7.26
Papineau  Quebec 5,490 5.01
Saint-Laurent  Quebec 4,795 4.92
Scarborough Centre  Ontario 4,945 4.48
Beaches—East York  Ontario 4,585 4.23
Ahuntsic-Cartierville  Quebec 4,695 4.18
Vimy  Quebec 4,335 4.07
Don Valley East  Ontario 3,785 4.06
Pierrefonds—Dollard  Quebec 3,680 3.43

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry

Academics

Authors

Professors

Business and philanthropy

Mike Lazaridis, creator of BlackBerry

Creatives

Canadians of Greek ancestry mark the independence of Greece in Montreal's Park Extension neighbourhood.

Artists

Sport

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Chess

Diving

Field hockey

Figure skating

Football

Ice hockey

Mixed Martial Arts

Motorsports

Soccer

Strength athletics

Water skiing

Wrestling

Film, TV and stage

Actors and performers

Directors and producers

Entertainers

Journalists and broadcasters

Historical figures

Immigrants

Politicians

Judiciary

Religious figures

Order of Canada recipients

Order of Merit of the Police Forces recipients

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ethnic or cultural origin by gender and age: Canada, provinces and territories, 2021". statcan.gc.ca.
  2. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Ontario". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Quebec". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on September 9, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on September 9, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories – Alberta". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on September 3, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "Selected Demographic and Cultural Characteristics". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census, Ethnic origin for Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs)". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Toronto, City [Census subdivision], Ontario and Toronto, Census division [Census division], Ontario". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved December 4, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Laval--Les Îles [Federal electoral district], Quebec and Toronto, Census division [Census division], Ontario". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved December 4, 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ General, Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "Ms. Hélène Papachristidis Holden". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  11. ^ Bret Hart's mother is half Greek as is published in his autobiography Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling

Further reading

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