South African Canadians

South African Canadians are Canadian-born people of South African descent or South African immigrants with Canadian citizenship. Most South African Canadians are White South Africans, mostly of British and Afrikaner ancestry. According to the Canada 2011 Census there were 34,000 Canadians who claimed South African ancestry, either full or partial. Also, the census revealed 1,945 people of Afrikaner descent in Canada, although most Afrikaners in Canada may declare different countries of origin from Southern Africa.[1]

South African Canadians
Total population
34,000 (by ancestry, 2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Surrey, Calgary, Ottawa
Related ethnic groups
Zimbabwean Canadians


South African Canadian population by province and territory in Canada in 2011:

Province or territory South African Canadians Percentage
 Canada 34,000[1]
 Ontario 15,165
 British Columbia 10,335
 Alberta 5,395
 Quebec 895
 Saskatchewan 800
 Manitoba 615
 Nova Scotia 310
 New Brunswick 205
 Newfoundland and Labrador 130
 Yukon 85
 Northwest Territories 30
 Prince Edward Island 30
 Nunavut 10

Notable South African Canadians

See also


  1. ^ a b c Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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