Barbadian Canadians

Black Canadians Canada 2016 Census Northwestern European Canadians
Barbadian Canadians
Bajan Canadians
Total population
(by ancestry, 2016)
Related ethnic groups
Black Canadians, Barbadian Americans, Barbadian British, Barbadian Brazilians, Indo-Caribbeans, Barbadians

Barbadian Canadian or Bajan Canadian, refers to Canadian citizens of Barbadian descent or Barbados-born people who resides in Canada. According to the 2016 Census 37,780 Canadians claimed full or partial Barbadian ancestry.[1] Barbadian Canadians have the highest median income, and the lowest incidence of poverty among Black Canadian groups.[2] Barbadians first start migrating to Nova Scotia in the early 1900s settling largely in the neighbourhood of Whitney Pier in Sydney.[3] In Cape Breton, they established chapters of the United Negro Improvement Association, and the African Orthodox Church.[3] As of 2016, over 70% of the Bajan population in Canada resides in Ontario.

List of notable Barbadian Canadians

Authors and journalists

Civil servants




See also


  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ Ornstein, Michael. "Ethno-Racial Groups in Toronto, 1971-2001: A Demographic and Socio-Economic Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 20 February 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b Bonner, Claudine (September 2017). Industrial Island – African-Caribbean Migration to Cape Breton, Canada, 1900-1930 (PDF). Retrieved 21 February 2019.