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Bangladeshi Canadian
Total population
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Ontario 21,490
 Quebec 7,270
 Alberta 2,740
Canadian English · Bengali · Quebec French
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Related ethnic groups
Bangladeshi diaspora, Indo-Canadians, Pakistani Canadians, Asian Canadians

A Bangladeshi Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Bangladeshi descent or a Bangladesh-born person who resides in Canada. There is an estimated number of 24,595 Bangladeshi people who live in Canada,[2] primarily in provinces like Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta. They live in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa.


The official number of Bangladeshi Canadians as of 2006 is 24,600 only. According to Statistics Canada, the Bangladeshi-Canadian population as determined by the 2006 census in the 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories were:[3]

Province Bangladeshis
 Ontario 16,145[4]
 Quebec 6,095[5]
 Alberta 1,220[6]
 British Columbia 845[7]
 Manitoba 115[8]
 Nova Scotia 70[9]
 Newfoundland and Labrador 65[10]
 Saskatchewan 30[11]
 New Brunswick 15[12]
 Northwest Territories 0[13]
 Yukon 0[14]
 Prince Edward Island 4[15]
 Nunavut 0[16]
Canada Canada 24,600

Canadian cities with large Bangladeshi Populations:[17]

City Province Bangladeshis
Toronto Ontario 13,020
Montréal Quebec 5,975
Ottawa Ontario 1,300
Calgary Alberta 800
Vancouver British Columbia 780
Hamilton Ontario 655
Windsor Ontario 355
Edmonton Alberta 335
London Ontario 190
Oshawa Ontario 160

Prominent Bangladeshi-Canadians[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  2. ^ [1] (Ethnic Origin (247), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data)
  3. ^ Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada Highlight Tables (choose desired city in the left column and look under the term "Bangladeshi" in the chart)
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ [3]
  6. ^ [4]
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ [6]
  9. ^ [7]
  10. ^ [8]
  11. ^ [9]
  12. ^ [10]
  13. ^ [11]
  14. ^ [12]
  15. ^ [13]
  16. ^ [14]
  17. ^ Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations - 20% sample data
  18. ^ http://www.starnow.co.uk/samiulrian
  19. ^ http://www.modelmayhem.com/1552101
  20. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4028391/
  21. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/pub/shaan-rahman/36/743/23a

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