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Norwegian Canadians

Norwegian Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Norwegian ancestry or people who emigrated from Norway. People of Norwegian ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. They are the largest group among Norther Europeans in Canada.

Norwegian Canadians account for about 1.28%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 466,495  people of Norwegian descent in Canada. Alberta is the province with the highest percentage of Norwegian population in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

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Norwegian population in Canadian Provinces

Alberta, with 154,535 people of Norwegian ancestry, has the largest population of Norwegian Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (137,175) and Saskatchewan (70,215).

Percentage-wise Saskatchewan  (6.36%) has the highest percentage of Norwegian followed by Yukon (3.76%) and Alberta  (3.70%).

List of Provinces by Norwegian Ancestry 

#ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
2British Columbia137,1752.79%
4New Brunswick3,6400.48%
6Northwest Territories6801.68%
7Nova Scotia6,0100.63%
8Nunavut 1200.33%
10Prince Edward Island6200.41%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Norwegian population

Vancouver Metropolitan area with 45,595 people of Norwegian ancestry, has the largest population of Norwegian Canadians. It’s followed by Edmonton (45,400) and  Calgary (39,065).

Top Metro Areas by Norwegian Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
1Vancouver B.C45,5951.75%
2Edmonton Alberta45,4003.25%
3Calgary Alberta39,0652.67%
4Saskatoon Sask20,3806.54%
5Toronto Ontario15,5400.25%
6Victoria B.C13,1003.37%
7Winnipeg Manitoba11,1951.37%
8Regina Sask11,1104.54%
9Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que8,5000.58%
10Kelowna B.C8,0453.68%
11Abbotsford – Mission B.C5,6152.92%
12Lethbridge Alta5,5454.60%
13Kamloops B.C4,7854.33%
14Prince George B.C4,4805.10%
15Montreal Quebec4,4750.11%
16Red Deer Alberta4,4704.56%
17Medicine Hat Alta4,2705.72%
18Nanaimo B.C4,2553.79%
19Grande Prairie Alberta3,9106.19%
20Chilliwack B.C3,8703.47%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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