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Pakistani in Canada

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

Pakistani Canadians account for about 0.83%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 303,260  people of Pakistani descent in Canada. Ontario is the province with the largest population of Pakistanis in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

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Pakistani population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 212,655 people of Pakistani ancestry, has the largest population of Pakistanis in Canada followed by  Alberta (39,535) and  British Columbia (19,050).

Percentage-wise Ontario (1.52%) has the highest percentage of Pakistani Canadians followed by Alberta (0.95%) and Saskatchewan (0.69%).

List of Provinces by Pakistani Ancestry 

#ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
2British Columbia19,0500.39%
4New Brunswick8350.11%
5Newfoundland and Labrador2700.05%
6Northwest Territories1000.25%
7Nova Scotia1,2850.13%
8Nunavut 300.08%
10Prince Edward Island1100.07%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Pakistani population

Toronto Metro area with 162,710 people of Pakistani ancestry, has the largest population of Pakistani Canadians. It’s followed by Calgary (24,050) and  Montreal (16,060).

Top Metro Areas by Pakistani Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
1Toronto Ontario162,7102.65%
2Calgary Alberta24,0501.64%
4Vancouver B.C15,7650.60%
5Edmonton Alberta12,7700.91%
6Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario8,0151.41%
7Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que7,8850.54%
8Hamilton Ontario7,5900.68%
9Oshawa Ontario6,9651.69%
10Winnipeg Manitoba4,6650.57%
11Saskatoon Sask4,1501.33%
12London Ontario3,8450.72%
13Windsor Ontario3,6450.88%
14Regina Sask2,9401.20%
15St. Catharines – Niagara Ontario2,3200.55%
16Guelph Ontario1,6801.03%
17Barrie Ontario1,2600.60%
18Halifax N.S1,0600.23%
19Wood Buffalo Alberta9,601.31%
20Brantford Ontario9050.64%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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