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South African Canadian

South African Canadians
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Total population
34,000 (by ancestry, 2011)[1]
Afrikaans · English · French
Christianity · Judaism · Irreligion
Related ethnic groups
Zimbabwean Canadians

South African Canadians are Canadian-born people of South African descent or South African immigrants with Canadian citizenship. Most South African Canadians are White South Africans, mostly of British and Afrikaner ancestry. According to the Canada 2011 Census there were 34,000 Canadians who claimed South African ancestry, either full or partial. Also, the census revealed 1,945 people of Afrikaner descent in Canada, although most Afrikaners in Canada may declare different countries of origin from Southern Africa.[1]


South African Canadian population by province and territory in Canada in 2011:

Province or territory South African Canadians Percentage
23x15px Canada 34,000[1]
23x15px Ontario 15,165
23x15px British Columbia 10,335
23x15px Alberta 5,395
23x15px Quebec 895
23x15px Saskatchewan 800
23x15px Manitoba 615
23x15px Nova Scotia 310
23x15px New Brunswick 205
23x15px Newfoundland and Labrador 130
23x15px Yukon 85
23x15px Northwest Territories 30
23x15px Prince Edward Island 30
23x15px Nunavut 10

See also