Danish Canadians

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Danish Canadians
Total population
207,470 (by ancestry, 2016 Census)[1]
0.6% of Canada's population
Regions with significant populations
Western Canada · Ontario
English · French · Danish
Related ethnic groups
Danes · Greenlanders · Danish Americans

Danish Canadians (Danish: Dansk-canadiere) are Canadian citizens of Danish ancestry. According to the 2006 Census, there were 200,035 Canadians with Danish background,[2] 17,650 of whom were born in Denmark.[3]

Canada became an important destination for the Danes during the post-war period. At one point, a Canadian immigration office was to be set up in Copenhagen.[4] While most of the post-war immigrants settled in large cities, Danish-Canadian communities can be found in all of Canada's ten provinces. The oldest Danish community in Canada is New Denmark, New Brunswick, first inhabited by Danish immigrants in 1872.

Notable Danish Canadians

See also


  1. ^ "Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables". statcan.gc.ca.
  2. ^ Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables, 2006 Census
  3. ^ Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (8) and Place of Birth (261) for the Immigrants and Non-permanent Residents of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan A...
  4. ^ Bender, Henning. Danish emigration to Canada