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Latin American Canadians

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Latin American Canadians
Total population
723,390
(all, 2016 Census)[1]
2.1% of the total Canadian population (2016)
Regions with significant populations
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Leamington, London, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Brandon, Laval, Burnaby, Sherbrooke, Red Deer
Languages
Canadian English, Canadian French, Spanish, Portuguese
Religion
Predominantly Christianity (Roman Catholicism; minority Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
Latin Americans, Spanish Canadians, Portuguese Canadians, Hispanic and Latino Americans

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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The united states and Canada, despite being two separate countries, share a lot of things. They share a border, values, geography. They trade freely, thanks to the 1987 Free Trade Agreement. The US and Canada are basically BFF, at least more so than any other two countries on earth. But what would happen, if Canada suddenly decided it was better off becoming part of the US? That’s exactly what we are going to talk about, right now on life’s biggest questions. Hello and welcome back to LBQ, I’m charlotte dobre. Don’t forget to smash the thumbs up and subscribe and tell us in the comment section a question you have already wanted to know the answer to. Did you know that America once invited Canada to join the united states? In march of 1781, as part of Americas first constitution, the united states officially invited Canada to join them with no strings attached. At the time, Canada was not what it is today. Only Ontario and quebec was considered Canada, and there were only about 166 thousand residents. But one condition was, Canada would have to end their relationship with great Britain. Evidently, this didn’t happen. British colonsts in Canada didn’t want to leave the crown. And during the American revolution, the continental army tried to invade Canada, so that didn’t sit too right with Canadians. The united states tried to invade canda a second time in 1812, and Canadians responded by burning down the whitehouse, so since then the idea of the two countries merging was a bit of a shot in the dark. But If both countries decided to ignore the past, and candada joined the united states, the new country would be bigger than south America in size. It would have a population of 361 million people. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to joining forces, is america’s new economy would be bigger than that of the European union. Canada has substantial resources that remained untouched. There remains staggering amounts of oil and gas, minerals, metals, water, and land. The united states would be able to use those resources rather than importing them from other countries. It would also mean that anyone who lived in the two former countries would be able to live and work anywhere. There would be countless new job opportunities, business opportunities, and educational opportunities. Canadians could move south to warmer climates. Americans could move north to enjoy more space. If Canada and the United states joined forces, Canada would enjoy the protection of their new military. China and Russia are already after the arctic and its estimated 35 trillion dollars worth of untaped oil and natural gas. Warming global temperatures are causing the ice to retreat and thats opening up a new sea and trade route. Russia has already begun to build military installations and facilities. In the next few years, its going to be pretty imperative that Canada and the united states do the same. All of this being said, there would definitely some difficulties if Canada decided to join the US. For starters, Canada and the us are very different when it comes to ideals. Canada is far more liberal than the us. The two countries have different styles of governments, legal systems, health care, gun laws, and tax systems. Would the united states be able to loosen their gun control laws? Would the united states adopt universal health care? The answer to those questions is probably not. If Canada joined the united states, it would have to get used to the way the united states works, and their values. It is unlikely that Canadians would accept relaxed gun laws and no free health care. There would obviously be backlash and riots, because finding a political common ground would be extremely difficult. Merging two complex entities is always extremely complex. Canada and the united states are two separate countries with strong identities. They are incompatibal, politically and social. That being said,Both countries are great countries, and do not need to join forces. That being said, the two countries are great allies. From a military standpoint, Canada is already protected by the US, so Canada essentially doesn’t have a lot to gain. If it aint broke, don’t fix it, amirite? What do you think would happen if Canada joined the united states? Let us know in the comments below. For now, I’m charlotte dobre and you’ve been watching life’s biggest questions. If you enjoyed this video, you’ll love our playlist, biggest what ifs, clickable on the screen right now. As always make sure notifications are turned on by clicking the bell, and we’ll see you in the next video,

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History

The majority of Latin American Canadians are recent immigrants who arrived in the late 20th century from El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala, with smaller communities from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and elsewhere, with nearly all Latin American countries represented.[2] Reasons for immigrating include Canada's better economic opportunities and politics or civil war and political repression in their native countries, as in the case of Cubans fleeing from the Fidel Castro revolution, Chileans escaping from Augusto Pinochet's rule, Salvadorans fleeing from the Salvadoran Civil War, Peruvians escaping from the Juan Velasco Alvarado dictatorship, Dominicans opposed to the regimes of Rafael Trujillo and Joaquin Balaguer, Mexicans escaping from the Mexican Drug War, Colombians from the violence in their country and Venezuelans opposed to the rule of the Socialist Unity Party.[citation needed]

Demographics

The largest Latin American Canadian communities are in the census metropolitan areas of Toronto (99,290), Montreal (75,400), Vancouver (22,695), Calgary (13,415), and Ottawa (10,630),[3] and there are rapidly growing ones in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia.

Latin American population of Canada by census year

Census Latin American population Change from previous census Total Canadian population Change from previous census Latin American population (%)
1996[4] 176,970 N/A 28,528,125 N/A 0.6%
2001[5] 216,980 22.6% 29,639,030 3.9% 0.7%
2006[3] 304,245 40.2% 31,241,030 5.4% 1%
2011[6] 381,280 25.3% 32,852,325 5.2% 1.2%
2016 447,325 17.3% 34,460,065 4.9% 1.3%

Latin American Canadian population in Canada by province or territory according to the 2011 NHS

Province Latin Americans 2001 % 2001 Latin Americans 2011 % 2011 Latin Americans 2016 % 2016
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Ontario
106,835 0.9% 172,560 1.4%
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Québec
59,520 0.8% 116,380 1.5%
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Alberta
18,745 0.6% 41,305 1.2%
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British Columbia
23,885 0.6% 35,465 0.8%
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Manitoba
4,775 0.4% 9,140 0.8%
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Saskatchewan
2,010 0.2% 3,255 0.3%
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Nova Scotia
520 0.0% 1,360 0.2%
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New Brunswick
425 0.0% 1,160 0.2%
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Prince Edward Island
75 0.1% 235 0.2%
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Newfoundland and Labrador
80 0.0% 185 0.0%
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Yukon
45 0.1% 105 0.3%
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Northwest Territories
60 0.2% 105 0.3%
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Nunavut
10 0.0% 30 0.1%
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Canada
216,980 0.8% 381,280 1.2%

Immigration

Latin Americans in Canada by country of origin (2016)[7]
Region Number of immigrants % of Latin American immigrants % of total immigrant population
 Mexico 80,585 19% 1.1%
 Colombia 70,035 16.5% 0.9%
 El Salvador 48,075 11.3% 0.6%
 Peru 29,620 7% 0.4%
 Brazil 29,315 6.9% 0.4%
 Chile 26,705 6.3% 0.4%
 Venezuela 20,775 4.9% 0.3%
 Argentina 19,425 4.6% 0.3%
 Cuba 17,850 4.2% 0.2%
 Guatemala 17,270 4.1% 0.2%
 Ecuador 14,970 3.5% 0.2%
 Dominican Republic[a] 10,605 2.5% 0.2%
 Nicaragua 9,865 2.3% 0.1%
 Honduras 7,785 1.8% 0.1%
 Paraguay 7,300 1.7% 0.1%
 Uruguay 6,535 1.5% 0.1%
 Bolivia 4,395 1% 0.1%
 Costa Rica 3,945 0.9% 0.1%
 Panama 2,620 0.6% 0%
 Puerto Rico 505 0.1% 0%
Total Latin American immigrant population 423,585 100% 5.5%
Total immigrant population 7,482,860 N/A 100%
  • a The number of Dominican Republic immigrants compared to Dominica immigrants is not specified, due to both countries using the term "Dominican".

List of Canadian census subdivisions with Latin American populations higher than the national average

Source: Canada 2016 Census[8]
National average: 1.3%

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Cultural adjustment

In 2002, 82% of those who reported Latin American origin said they had a strong sense of belonging to Canada. At the same time, 57% said that they had a strong sense of belonging to their ethnic or cultural group.

People with Latin American origins are also active in Canadian society. For example, 66% of Canadians of Latin American origin who were eligible to vote did so in the 2000 federal election.[9]

2008 Montreal riots

The Latin American community of Quebec was brought into the spotlight when 18-year-old Honduran immigrant Fredy Alberto Villanueva was shot and killed by police officers of the SPVM on 9 August 2008.[10] The following day, what started out as a peaceful protest against the officers' actions in the borough of Montréal-Nord erupted into a riot in which neighborhood stores were looted, several cars and garbage cans were set on fire, one paramedic and two police officers were wounded and one female police officer was shot.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Statistics Canada: Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables, 2006 Census". www12.statcan.ca.
  3. ^ a b [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Province/Territory
  4. ^ [2], Total Population by Visible Minority Population(1), for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1996
  5. ^ [3], 2001 Community Profiles
  6. ^ [4], National Household Survey (NHS) Profile, 2011
  7. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Immigrant population by selected places of birth, admission category and period of immigration, Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and areas outside of census metropolitan areas, 2016 Census". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  8. ^ [5], Canada 2016 Census Profile, 2016
  9. ^ "latin calgary". www.myfriendfernando.ca.
  10. ^ "Family 'destroyed' by death of Montreal man shot by police". CBC News. 2008-08-15.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-08-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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