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Filipino Canadians

Filipino Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Filipino ancestry. People of Filipino ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. Filipinos constitute the largest group among Southeast Asians in Canada and rank as the third-largest Asian ethnic group in the country, following individuals of Indian and Chinese descent.

Filipino Canadians account for about 2.64% of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 957,355 (1 million) people of Filipino descent in Canada. Ontario is the province with the highest percentage of Filipino population in Canada.

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Filipino population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 363,655 people of Filipino ancestry, has the largest population of Filipino Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (216,710) and  Alberta (174,280).

Percentage-wise Manitoba (7.22%) has the highest percentage of Filipino followed by Alberta (5.19%) and Yukon (4.91%).

List of Provinces by Filipino Ancestry 

#ProvincePopulation 2021Percentage
1Alberta 216,7105.19%
2British Columbia 174,2803.55%
4New Brunswick 5,1900.68%
5Newfoundland and Labrador2,2650.45%
6Northwest Territories1,6654.12%
7Nova Scotia 6,6150.69%
8Nunavut 3100.85%
9Ontario 363,6552.59%
10Prince Edward Island 1,7601.17%
11Quebec 44,8800.54%

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Filipino population

Toronto Metro area with 272,475 people of Filipino ancestry, has the largest population of Filipino Canadians. It’s followed by Vancouver (141,230) and  Calgary (83,815).

Top Cities by Filipino Population

#Metro AreaProvincePopulation  2021% of Total
1Toronto Ontario272,4754.44%
2Vancouver B.C141,2305.42%
3Calgary Alberta83,8155.72%
4Winnipeg Manitoba81,1359.90%
5Edmonton Alberta77,0905.52%
6Montréal Qyebec39,0200.93%
7Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que16,1701.10%
8Hamilton Ontario14,6801.31%
9Saskatoon Sask13,8154.43%
10Regina Sask10,9004.45%
11Oshawa Ontario9,5052.31%
12Victoria B.C8,5252.19%
13Red Deer Alberta7,4607.61%
14London Ontario6,3651.19%
15St. Catharines – Niagara Ontario6,1551.45%
16Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario6,0051.06%
17Wood Buffalo Alberta5,0706.92%
18Windsor Ontario4,7351.14%
19Halifax N.S4,1800.91%
20Grande Prairie Alberta4,1006.49%

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Source: Canada Census 2021

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