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German Canadians

German Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial German ancestry. People of German ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. 

German Canadians account for about  8.14% of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 2,955,710 (3 million) people of German descent in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

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German Population by Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 1,058,075 people of German ancestry, has the largest population of German-Canadians in Canada followed by Alberta (641,025) and British Columbia (539,145). 

Percentage-wise  Saskatchewan (24.70%) has the highest percentage of Germans followed by Alberta (15.34%) and Manitoba (13.57%).

List of Provinces by German Ancestry

#ProvinceResponses 2021Percentage
2British Columbia539,14510.97%
4New Brunswick33,2054.37%
5Newfoundland and Labrador7,3351.46%
6Northwest Territories2,8156.97%
7Nova Scotia86,8609.09%
8Nunavut 6101.67%
10Prince Edward Island7,1754.77%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by German population

Toronto Metro area with 216,880 people of German ancestry, has the largest population of German Canadians. It’s followed by Edmonton (200,400) and  Vancouver  (184,145).

Top Cities in Canada by German Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021Percentage
1Toronto Ontario216,8803.53%
2Edmonton Alberta200,40014.34%
3Vancouver B.C184,1457.06%
4Calgary Alberta176,27012.03%
5Winnipeg Manitoba102,04512.45%
6Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario98,97517.42%
7Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que95,7156.54%
8Hamilton Ontario85,4257.65%
9Saskatoon Sask76,22024.47%
11Regina Sask63,17525.79%
12London Ontario53,87010.05%
13St. Catharines – Niagara Ontario52,60512.36%
14Victoria B.C47,87512.32%
15Kelowna B.C42,24519.33%
16Halifax N.S41,6409.03%
17Windsor Ontario39,1009.41%
18Oshawa Ontario27,9556.80%
19Medicine Hat Alberta26,20035.13%
20Abbotsford – Mission B.C25,80513.43%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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