An Asian Canadian
is a Canadian
of Asian ancestry
. Asian Canadians can either be born in Canada or be born overseas and later come to be citizens
of Canada. They compose of about 10% of all Canadian citizens.
According to Statistics Canada (2001), large Asian Canadian groups are:
- Chinese Canadians (1,094,700): 8th largest of all Canadian ethnicities
- East Indian Canadians (713,330): 13th, including several nationalities of ancestry
- Filipino Canadians (327,550): 19th
- Vietnamese Canadian (151,410): 28th
- Korean Canadian (101,715)
- Japanese Canadian (85,230)
- Pakistani Canadian (74,015)
The Chinese Canadians are the largest group in all provinces except Manitoba
, where the Filipino Canadians are the largest.
Notable Asian Canadians include:
- Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada of Chinese ancestry
- Herb Dhaliwal, a MP and cabinet minister of Indian ancestry
- Ujjal Dosanjh, former premier of British Columbia, of Indian ancestry
- Atom Egoyan, a filmmaker of Armenian ancestry
- Ian Hanomansing, a CBC journalist of Indian ancestry
- Paul Kariya, an NHL star of partial Japanese ancestry
- Joy Kogawa, a writer of Japanese ancestry
- Sandra Oh, an actor of Korean ancestry starred in the film version of the autobiography of Evelyn Lau
- Natsuko Ohama, an actor of Japanese ancestry
- Deepa Mehta, a director of Indian ancestry
- David Suzuki, a scientist and television personality of Japanese ancestry.
- Roy Miki, poet of Japanese ancestry.
- For more Asian Canadians of Chinese ancestry, see Chinese Canadians.
, Asian Canadians were especially concerned for their security when several Asian women and girls were harassed, some seriously attacked or even killed. (See International student
See also: Demographics of Canada, Asian American