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Swedish Canadians

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

Swedish Canadians account for about 0.92% of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 334,505  people of Swedish descent in Canada. British Columbia has the largest population of Swedish Canadians among all provinces, and Vancouver is the city with the highest Swedish population in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

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Swedish  population in Canadian Provinces

British Columbia with 821,840 people of Swedish ancestry, has the largest population of Swedish Canadians in Canada followed by Alberta (92,975) and Ontario (68,260).

Percentage-wise Saskatchewan (2.90%) has the highest percentage of Swedish followed by Alberta (2.23%) and Yukon(2.19%).

List of Provinces by Swedish Ancestry 

#ProvinceSwedish% of Total
2British Columbia103,6352.11%
4New Brunswick2,7100.36%
6Northwest Territories3550.88%
7Nova Scotia4,0600.42%
8Nunavut 1000.27%
10Prince Edward Island4200.28%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Swedish  population

Vancouver Metro area with 34,990 people of Swedish ancestry, has the largest population of Swedish Canadians. It’s followed by Edmonton (28,585) and Calgary (24,840).

Top Metro Areas by Swedish Population

#City (Metropolitan Area)ProvincePopulationPercentage
1Vancouver British Columbia34,9901.34%
2Edmonton Alberta28,5852.05%
3Calgary Alberta24,8401.70%
4Toronto Ontario16,4050.27%
5Winnipeg Manitoba13,4101.64%
6Victoria British Columbia9,6552.49%
7Saskatoon Sask8,3602.68%
8Ottawa – Gatineau Ontario/Que7,9600.54%
9Kelowna British Columbia6,1002.79%
10Regina Sask5,9102.41%
11Thunder Bay Ontario4,6803.87%
13Hamilton Ontario4,1400.54%
14Kamloops British Columbia3,8953.52%
15Abbotsford – Mission British Columbia3,8151.99%
16Prince George British Columbia3,2903.74%
17Nanaimo British Columbia3,1302.78%
18Lethbridge Alberta3,0602.54%
19Red Deer Alberta2,9152.97%
20Chilliwack British Columbia2,9052.60%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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