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Italian Canadians

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

Italian Canadians account for about 4.26%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 1,546,395(1.54 million) people of Italian descent in Canada. 

Source: Census 2021

Italian population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 905,105 people of Italian ancestry, has the largest population of Italian Canadians in Canada followed by Quebec  (316,320) and  British Columbia (162,485).

Percentage-wise Ontario (6.45%) has the highest percentage of Italians followed by Quebec (3.81%) and British Columbia (3.31%).

List of Provinces by Italian  Ancestry 

#ProvinceResponses 2021Percentage
2British Columbia162,4853.31%
4New Brunswick8,2501.09%
5Newfoundland and Labrador2,2950.46%
6Northwest Territories4451.10%
7Nova Scotia16,5751.73%
8Nunavut 1600.44%
10Prince Edward Island1,6551.10%

Source: Canada Census 2021

Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Italian population

Toronto Metro area with 444,755 people of Italian ancestry, has the largest population of Italian Canadians. It’s followed by Vancouver (267,240) and  Calgary (83,200).

Top Cities in Canada by Italian Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
1Toronto Ontario444,7557.24%
2Montreal Quebec267,2406.35%
3Vancouver B.C83,2003.19%
4Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que55,9503.82%
5St. Catharines – Niagara Ontario50,21011.80%
6Hamilton Ontario49,4304.43%
7Calgary Alberta41,6202.84%
8Windsor Ontario37,6659.06%
9Edmonton Alberta32,2352.31%
10London Ontario22,7554.25%
11Oshawa Ontario22,7455.53%
12Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario19,4753.43%
13Winnipeg Manitoba19,0602.33%
14Thunder Bay Ontario16,61513.74%
15Barrie Ontario16,1907.70%
16Sault Ste. Marie Ontario14,94519.82%
17Guelph Ontario14,0758.61%
18Greater Sudbury Ontario12,9357.72%
19Victoria B.C12,7503.28%
20Quebec Quebec9,7251.19%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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