Venezuelan Canadians

Venezuelan Canadians are Canadian citizens of Venezuelan descent or a Venezuela-born person who resides in Canada. Venezuelan Canadians are one of more than ten Latino groups in Canada. The first Venezuelan immigrants came to Canada in the 1960s, but more than half arrived after the Venezuelan general strike of 2002-2003. Montreal, Quebec, with about 2,000, has the largest number, but in recent years, more and more families, now about 150, have settled in Calgary, Alberta[2] and Edmonton, Alberta. Smaller communities are found in Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Venezuelan Canadians
Canadiens vénézuéliens
Total population
30,000 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver
Venezuelan Spanish
Canadian English · Canadian French · Italian
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Latin American Canadians · Hispanic and Latino Americans


Number of Venezuelan nationals granted permanent residence in Canada by year[3][4][5]
Year Number of Venezuelan nationals admitted Total number of permanent residents admitted Proportion of permanent residents admitted
1999 486 189,954 0.3%
2000 475 227,458 0.2%
2001 572 250,639 0.2%
2002 554 229,048 0.2%
2003 710 221,349 0.3%
2004 1,224 235,823 0.5%
2005 1,211 262,242 0.5%
2006 1,192 251,640 0.5%
2007 1,335 236,753 0.6%
2008 1,239 247,245 0.5%
2009 1,353 252,172 0.5%
2010 998 280,688 0.4%
2011 1,452 248,749 0.6%
2012 1,373 257,895 0.5%
2013 1,022 258,953 0.4%

See also


  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Immigration overview:Permanent and temporary residents 2008". Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ [2] Archived 2012-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents
  5. ^ "Facts and figures 2013 – Immigration overview: Permanent residents 2013". Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
Colombian Canadians

Colombian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Colombian descent or Colombian-born people who reside in Canada. They can be Canadian Born citizens who become nationalized in Colombia too. According to the 2011 Census there were 76,580 Canadians who claimed full or partial Colombian ancestry. Colombian Canadians are the largest South American immigrant group in Canada and the second Latin American immigrant group after Mexican Canadians. Of the Colombian Canadians that have been nationalized in Colombia, some are found living in the Antioquia department region. Also, Colombians are one of the fastest growing groups from Latin America. Most of them reside in the province of Ontario followed by Quebec.

Latin American Canadians

Latin American Canadians (French: Canadiens d'Amérique latine) are Canadians who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America. The majority of Latin American Canadians are multilingual, primarily speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Most are fluent in one or both of Canada's two official languages, English and French. Spanish, Portuguese and French are Romance languages and share some similarities in morphology and syntax.

Latin American Canadians have made distinguished contributions to Canada in all major fields, including politics, the military, music, philosophy, sports, business and economy, and science.

The largest Latin American immigrant groups in Canada are Mexican Canadians, Colombian Canadians and Salvadoran Canadians.

Latin Americans comprise a heterogeneous variation of ancestral and racial origins that span from South and North America to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Therefore, a Latin American can be of any race, but the most frequent races found in the region are Mestizos, Whites, Indigenous Americans, Blacks, and Asians

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