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Russian Canadians

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

Russian Canadians account for about  1.51%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2020, there were 548,145  people of Russian descent in Canada.

Source: Statistics Canada 2021

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Russian population by Canadian Provinces

Ontario with 187,460 people of Russian ancestry, has the largest population of Russians-Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (131,055) and Alberta (107,800). 

Percentage-wise Manitoba (3.72%) has the highest percentage of Russians followed by Saskatchewan (3.26%) and British Columbia (2.48%).

List of Provinces by Russian Ancestry

2British Columbia121,7552.48%
7Nova Scotia4,4900.47%
8New Brunswick2,6000.34%
9Newfoundland and Labrador6800.14%
11Prince Edward Island5450.36%
12Northwest Territories2950.73%
13Nunavut 950.26%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Russian population

Toronto Metro area with 109,285 people of Russian ancestry, has the largest population of Russian Canadians. It’s followed by Vancouver (51,690) and Montreal (41,130).

Top Cities in Canada by Russian Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
1Toronto Ont109,2851.78%
2Vancouver B.C51,6901.98%
3Montreal Que41,1300.98%
4Calgary Alta33,0502.26%
5Edmonton Alta27,0951.94%
6Winnipeg Man25,3703.09%
7Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que15,4701.06%
8Hamilton Ont13,8851.24%
9Saskatoon Sask12,2503.93%
10Victoria B.C8,4352.17%
11Kelowna B.C8,2253.76%
12Abbotsford – Mission B.C6,8953.59%
13Regina Sask6,8502.80%
14St. Catharines – Niagara Ont6,1651.45%
15Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ont6,1351.08%
16Winkler Man6,12019.00%
17London Ont5,0200.94%
18Medicine Hat Alta4,7706.39%
19Chilliwack B.C4,5354.06%
20Windsor Ont4,5001.08%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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