Chinese Canadian

Chinese Canadian

Chinese Canadians (simplified Chinese: 加拿大华人; traditional Chinese: 加拿大華人; pinyin: Jiānádà Huárén) are people of full or partial Chinese – particularly Han Chinese – ethnicity who hold Canadian nationality. They constitute the second-largest visible minority group in Canada, after South Asian Canadians. They comprise a subgroup of East Asian Canadians which is a further subgroup of Asian Canadians. The Chinese community in Canada is the one of the largest overseas Chinese communities and is the second largest Overseas Chinese community in North America after the United States. It is also the seventh largest in the Chinese diaspora. Overall demographic research tends to include immigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau as well as overseas Chinese who have immigrated from South East Asia and South America into the broadly defined Chinese Canadian category as StatsCan refers Taiwanese Canadians as a separate group apart from Chinese Canadians.

Canadians of Chinese descent, including mixed Chinese and other ethnic origins, make up about four percent of the Canadian population, or about 1.3 million people as of 2006. The Chinese Canadian community is the largest ethnic group of Asian Canadians, consisting approximately 40% of the Asian Canadian population. Most of them are concentrated within the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. The five metropolitan areas with the largest Chinese Canadian populations are the Greater Toronto Area (537,060), Metro Vancouver (402,000), Greater Montreal (120,000), Calgary Region (75,410), and the Edmonton Capital Region (53,670).

Chinese Canadians tend to have different socioeconomic characteristics than their early 19th century immigrant counterparts. They also tend to have different employment and educational patterns than other ethnic groups in Canada. Chinese-Canadians are among the most well educated groups in Canada, with a successfully established socioeconomic foundation, hold records of high educational achievement, make up a high percentage of Canada's educated class, and hold one of the highest household incomes among most visible minority demographic groups in the nation.

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