Uruguayan Canadians

Argentine Canadians Cuban Canadians Northwestern European Canadians
Uruguayan Canadians
Canadienses uruguayos
Total population
6,795 (2016)[1]
Uruguayan Spanish, Canadian English, Canadian French
Majority Christian
Related ethnic groups
Argentine Canadians, Chilean Canadians,
other Latin American Canadians

Uruguayan Canadians are Canadian citizens of Uruguayan descent or persons of Uruguayan descent residing in Canada. Uruguayans who have immigrated to Canada. According to the 2016 Census there were 6,795 Canadians who claimed full or partial Uruguayan ancestry.[1] Modern estimates put the figure of people with at least some Uruguayan heritage in Canada at about 20,000.[2]


There was a significant migration wave of Uruguayans during the late 1960s-early 1970s.

As of 2011 there were about 6,000 Uruguayans living in Canada.[3] During the 2010s some returned to their country of birth, but most went back to Canada, the country where they found more opportunities.[4]

They have their own institutions, such as the Uruguay-Canada Association,[5] the Consultative Councils in Quebec and Toronto[6] and the Canadian Soccer Club, which represents them in Montevideo.[7]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ a b "Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables". statcan.gc.ca.
  2. ^ "Where did Uruguayans go?". El Observador. 13 August 2017. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ [1], 2011 National Household Survey: Data tables | Citizenship (5), Place of Birth (236), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey
  4. ^ Uruguayan Canadians coming and going (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Uruguay-Canada Association
  6. ^ "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Canadian Soccer Club". Archived from the original on 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-10-13.