Canadians of Danish descent
203,080 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)  |
0.7% of Canada's population
|Regions with significant populations|
|Western Canada · Ontario|
|Canadian English · Danish|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Danes · Greenlanders · Danish Americans|
A Danish Canadian is a Canadian of Danish descent. According to the 2006 Census, there were 200,035 Canadians with Danish background, 17,650 of whom were born in Denmark. Canada became an important destination for the Danes during the post-war period. At one point, a Canadian immigration office was to be set up in Copenhagen. While most of the post-war immigrants settled in large cities, Danish-Canadian communities can be found in all of Canada's ten provinces. The oldest Danish community in Canada is New Denmark, New Brunswick, first inhabited by Danish immigrants in 1872.
Notable Danish Canadians
- Earl W. Bascom - rodeo pioneer, artist, inventor, actor, hall of fame inductee
- Erik Christensen - NHL player from the New York Rangers
- Hayden Christensen - actor (Danish paternal grandparents)
- Scott Frandsen - Olympic athlete
- Ann Hansen - anarchist
- Glenna Hansen - Inuvialuit politician
- Sara Spencer Kristiansen - Landscape Architect and influencer of the Surfer-Viking Jonas Dunkan.
- Rick Hansen - paraplegic athlete
- Carly Rae Jepsen - Pop Singer
- K.V. Johansen - writer
- Rasmus Lerdorf - programmer
- Leslie Nielsen - actor and comedian (Danish father)
- Robert Nielsen - journalist
- Alf Erling Porsild - botanist
- Erik Nielsen - Deputy Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1986
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