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Ukrainian Canadians

Ukrainian Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Ukrainian ancestry or Ukrainian descent or Ukrainian-born people who immigrated to Canada. People of Ukrainian ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. They are the largest group among Eastern Europeans in Canada and also the largest group among USSR countries.

Ukrainian Canadians account for about 3.46%  of the total population of Canada, making them Canada’s eleventh-largest ethnic group and giving Canada the world’s third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself and Russia.

According to the Statistics Canada Census 2021, there were 1,258,635 (1.25 million) people of Ukrainian descent in Canada. Alberta is the province with the largest Ukrainian population and Manitoba has the highest percentage of Ukrainians in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

Ukrainian population in Canadian Provinces

Alberta, with 343,640 people of Ukrainian ancestry, has the largest population of Ukrainian Canadians in Canada followed by  Ontario (342,255) and  British Columbia (210,100).

Percentage-wise Manitoba (12.65%) has the highest percentage of Ukrainian followed by Saskatchewan (12.57%) and Alberta (8.23%).

List of Provinces by Ukrainian Ancestry 

#ProvincePop. 2021Percentage
2British Columbia210,1004.27%
4New Brunswick4,6000.61%
5Newfoundland and Labrador1,5050.30%
6Northwest Territories1,0252.54%
7Nova Scotia9,6251.01%
8Nunavut 1600.44%
10Prince Edward Island1,0500.70%

Source: Canada Census 2021

Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Ukrainian population

The Edmonton Metro area with 151,575 people of Ukrainian ancestry, has the largest population of Ukrainian Canadians. It’s followed by Toronto (122,925) and  Winnipeg (108,005).

Top Metro Areas by Ukrainian Population

#Metro AreaPop. 2021Percentage
1Edmonton 151,57510.84%
2Toronto 122,9252.00%
3Winnipeg 108,00513.18%
4Calgary 81,9555.59%
5Vancouver 81,1553.11%
6Saskatoon 46,25014.85%
8Regina 29,22511.93%
9Ottawa – Gatineau 28,2951.93%
10Hamilton 26,0603.37%
11St. Catharines – Niagara 19,2754.53%
12Victoria 18,8254.85%
13Kelowna 17,0657.81%
14Thunder Bay 14,09011.65%
15Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo 12,5702.21%
16Oshawa 11,5052.80%
17London 11,4052.13%
18Windsor 10,7952.60%
19Abbotsford – Mission 8,6754.52%
20Kamloops 7,9407.18%

Source: Canada Census 2021

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