Azerbaijani Canadians (Azerbaijani: Kanadalı azərbaycanlılar), or Azeri Canadians, are Canadian citizens and permanent residents of ethnic Azerbaijani background, or those who were born in Azerbaijan. Most Azerbaijani-Canadians have immigrated to Canada from Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia or Turkey.
|Regions with significant populations|
|Greater Toronto, Vancouver Metropolitan Area and other|
|Azerbaijani, Canadian English, French, Russian, Persian, Turkish|
|Predominantly Shiite Muslim|
According to the Canada 2016 Census, 6,425 Canadians claimed ethnic Azerbaijani background, with nearly two thirds living in Ontario and with more than half living in Toronto. The 2016 census results also mapped the following distribution of Azerbaijani Canadians by province:
|Ontario – 4,105|
|British Columbia – 995|
|Alberta – 615|
|Quebec – 555|
|Manitoba – 55|
|Saskatchewan – 50|
|Nova Scotia – 20|
|Prince Edward Island – 15|
|New Brunswick – 10|
|Newfoundland and Labrador – 10|
|(Source: 2016 Canadian Census)|
As of 2016, there were 1,260 Canadians of Azerbaijani origin who were second generation immigrants and only 40 who were third generation or more.
Though immigration from Azerbaijan dates earlier than 1980, ethnic Azerbaijanis were first mentioned in the official census results in 2001. Since then, their numbers have gradually grown, with immigration peaking in 2001–2005.
|Year||Canada's Azeri population|
Asian Canadians are Canadians who can trace their ancestry back to the continent of Asia or Asian people. Canadians with Asian ancestry comprise the largest and fastest growing visible minority group in Canada, with roughly 17.7% of the Canadian population. Most Asian Canadians are concentrated in the urban areas of Southern Ontario, the Greater Vancouver area, Calgary, and other large Canadian cities.
Asian Canadians considered visible minorities may be classified as East Asian Canadian (e.g. Chinese Canadians, Korean Canadians, Japanese Canadians); South Asian Canadians (e.g. Bangladeshi Canadians, Indian Canadians, Pakistani Canadians, Sri Lankan Canadians); Southeast Asian Canadian (e.g. Filipino Canadians, Vietnamese Canadians); or West Asian Canadians (e.g. Iranian Canadians, Iraqi Canadians, Lebanese Canadians).Iranian Canadians
Iranian Canadians or Persian Canadians are citizens of Canada whose national background is traced from Iran or are people possessing Iranian and Canadian dual citizenship. From the 2016 Canadian census, the main communities can be found in Southern Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec. The vast majority, however, live in the northern suburbs of Toronto such as Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Thornhill, and in the municipalities of Vancouver such as: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam. As of 2016 a total of 97,110 Iranians reside in the Greater Toronto Area, 46,255 in the Greater Vancouver Area, 23,410 in the Greater Montreal Area, and the remainder are spread out in the other major cities in Canada based on the 2016 Canadian Census. These numbers represent the people who stated "Iranian" as their (or one of their) ethnic origin in the census survey.
|Former Soviet Union|