Estonian Canadians

Estonian Canadians (Estonian: Kanada eestlased) are Canadian citizens or residents of Estonian descent or Estonian-born people who reside in Canada. Currently 24,530 people of Estonian descent live in Canada.[1](according to some sources up to 50,000 people[2]).

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, about 17,000 arrived in Canada.[3] The city with the largest population of Estonians outside Estonia is Toronto. The first Estonian World Festival was held in Toronto in 1972.

Some notable Estonian Canadians include Kalle Lasn, Endel Tulving, Elmar Tampõld and Uno Prii.

Estonian Canadians
Kanada eestlased
Total population
24,530 (2016 Census)
Regions with significant populations
Toronto · Montreal · Vancouver
Canadian English, Estonian
Protestant (Lutheran)
Related ethnic groups
Estonians, Estonian Americans, Finnish Canadians


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  2. ^ Estonian Embassy in Ottawa: Canada - Relations.
  3. ^ The Estonian Presence in Toronto Archived 2012-03-12 at the Wayback Machine. Post by Ended Aruia.

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Estonian Americans

Estonian Americans (Estonian: Ameerika eestlased) are Americans who are of Estonian ancestry, mainly descendants of people who left Estonia before and especially during World War II. According to the 2013 American Community Survey, there were over 27,000 Americans of full or partial Estonian descent, up from 26,762 in 1990.


Estonians (Estonian: eestlased) are a Finnic ethnic group native to Estonia who speak the Estonian language.

Finnish Canadians

Finnish Canadians are Canadian citizens of Finnish ancestry or Finns who emigrated to and reside in Canada. According to the 2001 census number over 131,040 Canadians claim Finnish ancestry. Finns started coming to Canada in the early 1880s, and in much larger numbers in the early 20th century and well into the mid-20th century. Finnish immigration to Canada was often a direct result of economic depressions and wars, or in the aftermath of major conflicts like the Finnish Civil War. Canada was often chosen as a final destination because of the similarity in climate and natural conditions, while employment in logging or homesteading attracted landless farmers in the early 20th century. Migratory movements of Finns between Canada and the United States was very common as well.In the early 20th century, newly arrived Finnish immigrants to Canada quickly became involved in political organizations, churches, athletic clubs and other forms of associational life. Halls and co-operatives were often erected in communities with sizable Finnish populations. "Finnish Canadians" pioneered efforts to establish co-operatives in several Canadian cities. Canada's largest co-operative, the

Consumers' Co-operative Society, was started by Finns.

The 2011 Census recorded 136,215 Canadians who claimed Finnish ancestry, an increase compared to the 2006 Census.

Udora, Ontario

For the place in Komi Republic named Udora, see Udorsky District.Udora is a small rural community in Ontario, Canada. It has a population estimated to be around 500 and is situated in the most south-eastern part of Georgina, split between York Region and Durham Region. The town was originally known as Snoddon Corners and was the location of the Snoddon Hotel.

Canadian people
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List of
Estonian diaspora

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