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Portuguese Canadians

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

Portuguese Canadians account for about 1.23%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 448,305  people of Portuguese descent in Canada. Saskatchewan is the province with the highest percentage of Portuguese population in Canada.

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 Source: Census 2021

Portuguese population in Canadian Provinces

Alberta with 154,535 people of Portuguese ancestry, has the largest population of Portuguese -Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (137,175) and Saskatchewan (70,215). Percentage-wise Saskatchewan (6.36%) has the highest percentage of Portuguese followed by  Alberta (3.70%) and British Columbia (2.79%).

List of Provinces by Portuguese Ancestry Population

#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 Portuguese population

Toronto Metro area with 180,820 people of Portuguese ancestry, has the largest population of Portuguese Canadians. It’s followed by Montreal  (51,580) and  Vancouver (22,980).

Top Cities by Portuguese Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021Percentage
1Toronto Ont180,8202.94%
2Montreal Que51,5801.23%
3Vancouver B.C22,9800.88%
4Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ont19,9503.51%
5Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que15,0401.03%
6London Ont13,2652.48%
7Winnipeg Man11,7801.44%
8Hamilton Ont10,3750.93%
9Edmonton Alta10,3300.74%
10Oshawa Ont8,1751.99%
11Calgary Alta7,7900.53%
12Windsor Ont5,6401.36%
13Barrie Ont5,5552.64%
14Victoria B.C3,9551.02%
15Kingston Ont3,5602.12%
16St. Catharines – Niagara Ont3,2300.76%
17Brantford Ont2,8902.04%
18Quebec Que2,6000.32%
19Guelph Ont2,1601.32%
20Halifax N.S2,0050.43%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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