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Dutch Canadians

Dutch Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Dutch ancestry. People of Dutch ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. They are the largest group among Asians in Canada and the second-largest group after South Asians among Visible minority groups in Canada. 

Dutch Canadians account for about 3.23%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 1,111,655 (1.1 million) people of Dutch descent in Canada. Ontario is Canada’s province with the highest percentage of Dutch population.

Source: Census 2021

Dutch population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 478,860 people of Dutch ancestry, has the largest population of Dutch-Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (189,985) and Alberta (174,625).

Percentage-wise Yukon (4.61%) has the highest percentage of Dutch followed by Alberta (4.18%) and British Columbia (3.68%).

List of Provinces by Dutch Ancestry Population

#ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
2British Columbia189,9853.86%
4New Brunswick13,3101.75%
5Newfoundland and Labrador1,8300.36%
6Northwest Territories9452.34%
7Nova Scotia27,3752.86%
8Nunavut 1900.52%
10Prince Edward Island4,4652.97%

Source: Canada Census 2021

Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Dutch population

Toronto Metro area with 79,940 people of Dutch ancestry, has the largest population of Dutch Canadians. It’s followed by Vancouver (64,120) and  Calgary (52,360).

Top Cities by Dutch Population

#Metropolitan AreaProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
1Toronto Ont79,9401.30%
2Vancouver B.C64,1202.46%
3Edmonton Alta52,3603.75%
4Calgary Alta47,1753.22%
5London Ont35,1706.56%
6Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que32,6702.23%
7Hamilton Ont30,5002.73%
8St. Catharines – Niagara Ont28,7856.77%
9Winnipeg Man25,1853.07%
10Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ont23,1654.08%
11Victoria B.C17,2054.43%
12Oshawa Ont15,8653.86%
14Abbotsford – Mission B.C13,5057.03%
15Lethbridge Alta13,03010.81%
16Chilliwack B.C12,53011.23%
17Halifax N.S12,4252.69%
18Chatham-Kent Ont10,79010.57%
19Windsor Ont10,5902.55%
20Kelowna B.C10,5654.83%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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