Barbadian Canadians

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Barbadian Canadians
Bajan Canadians
Total population
37,780
(by ancestry, 2016)
Languages
English
Religion
Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Black Canadians, Barbadian Americans, Barbadian British, Barbadian Brazilians, Indo-Caribbeans, Barbadians

Barbadian Canadian or Bajan Canadian, refers to Canadian citizens of Barbadian descent or Barbados-born people who resides in Canada. According to the 2016 Census 37,780 Canadians claimed full or partial Barbadian ancestry.[1] Barbadian Canadians have the highest median income, and the lowest incidence of poverty among Black Canadian groups.[2] Barbadians first start migrating to Nova Scotia in the early 1900s settling largely in the neighbourhood of Whitney Pier in Sydney.[3] In Cape Breton, they established chapters of the United Negro Improvement Association, and the African Orthodox Church.[3] As of 2016, over 70% of the Bajan population in Canada resides in Ontario.

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  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ Ornstein, Michael. "Ethno-Racial Groups in Toronto, 1971-2001: A Demographic and Socio-Economic Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Bonner, Claudine (September 2017). Industrial Island – African-Caribbean Migration to Cape Breton, Canada, 1900-1930 (PDF). Retrieved 21 February 2019.

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