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Greek Canadians


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Canadians
Updated: 2017-06-30T19:20Z
Greek Canadians
Ελληνοκαναδοί
Total population
252,960
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Canada
 Ontario132,440[2]
 Quebec89,985[3]
 British Columbia42,770[4]
 Alberta11,945[5]
Languages
Canadian English, Canadian French, Aromanian and Greek
Religion
Predominantly Greek Orthodox Christianity, Judaism and Islam[6]

Greek Canadians (Greek: Ελληνοκαναδοί) are Canadian citizens who have full or partial Greek heritage or people who emigrated from Greece and reside in Canada. According to the 2011 Census, there were 252,960 Canadians who claimed Greek ancestry.[7]

History

Demographics

Greek Canadian population by province and territory in Canada in 2011:

Province or territoryGreek CanadiansPercentage
 Canada252,960
 Ontario140,965
 British Columbia
 Alberta
 Saskatchewan
 Manitoba
 Quebec100,000
 Nova Scotia
 New Brunswick
 Yukon
 Newfoundland and Labrador
 Prince Edward Island
 Northwest Territories
 Nunavut

List of notable Canadians of Greek ancestry

Academics

Authors

Professors

Business and philanthropy

Creatives

Canadians of Greek ancestry mark the independence of Greece in Montreal's Park Extension neighbourhood.

Artists

Sport

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

  • Kevin Pangos – playmaker, Gonzaga University alumni, currently plays in Europe

Boxing

Chess

Diving

Field hockey

Football

Ice hockey

Soccer

Strength athletics

Water skiing

Wrestling

  • Bret Hart – former pro wrestler, multiple World Champion in the WWF and WCW; of Greek ancestry; mother is half Greek[8]
  • Trish Stratus (aka Patricia Anne Stratigias) – former professional wrestler

Film, TV and stage

Actors and performers

Directors and producers

Entertainers

Journalists and broadcasters

Historical figures

Immigrants

  • Ioánnis Fokás Juan de Fuca – first Greek-Canadian (1592)

Politicians

Judiciary

Religious figures

Order of Canada recipients

  • Teresa Stratas (born 1938) – soprano OC; retired Canadian operatic soprano; known for her award-winning recording of Alban Berg's Lulu; born in Toronto, Ontario

See also

References

External links

  • hellenism.net – a comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Americans

Further reading

External links

  • Greek-Canadians – A comprehensive list of famous Greeks and Greek Canadians
  • GreekGateway.com – Greek cultural entertainment site, event resource and business directory
  • Toronto-Danforth political riding with concentrated Hellenic population
Embassy and Consulates
Charitable organizations
Communities
Trade organizations
Affiliate trade organizations
Performance art groups
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