How many Greek people are in Canada?

There are over 25,000 Greek Cypriots in Canada today, and approximately 250,000 people of Greek descent, originating from various countries.

What percent of Canada is Greek?


Province or territory Greek Canadians Percentage
Canada 271,410 0.79
Ontario 148,555 1.12
Quebec 71,330 0.90
British Columbia 24,460 0.54

Which country has the largest Greek population?

United States. The United States has the largest ethnically-Greek population outside Greece. According to the US Department of State, the Greek-American community numbers about three million and the vast majority are third- or fourth-generation immigrants.

Where do most Greek immigrants live?

Greek Americans have the highest concentrations in the New York City, Boston, and Chicago regions, but have settled in major metropolitan areas across the United States.

Who was the first Greek in Canada?

Yannis Phokas, the first Greek believed to have visited Canada, arrived over four hundred years ago. He came from the Greek island of Cephalonia and landed on Canada’s West Coast as a member of the Spanish Fleet.

Why did Greek immigrants leave Greece?

Many came from areas outside of Greece, mainly from the surrounding Turkish territory, the Balkan countries, or Egypt. For most Greek emigrants, this was to be a temporary move–they intended to return to Greece with money they saved abroad. Almost half of the emigrants eventually did return to Greece.

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Why are there so many Greek in Australia?

Following World War II as well as the civil war in Greece, it is estimated that more than 160,000 Greeks came to Australia, mainly to Victoria. After time, the immigrants were able to obtain better jobs and more family members joined them from Greece.

Why is the Greek population so small?

From 2019 to 2020, Greece’s population declined 0.48%, losing over 50,000 people. The main reasons for Greece’s population declining are a very low fertility rate of 1.3 births per woman, financial crisis, emigration, and an aging population.

Are Greeks Slavs?

No, not mixed, modern Greeks are originated from Slavs. Modern continental Greece is Slavic in origin, especially Serbians (South Slavs) and Kuber Bulgars (Turkic). Greek isle’s inhabitants are a different story though. A considerable percentage of people of the Islands are related to the ancient Greeks.

How many Greeks are in France?

The Greek community in France numbers around 35,000 people. They are located all around the country but the main communities are located in Paris, Marseille and Grenoble.

How many Portuguese are in Canada?

All in all, there are an estimated 400,000 people of Portuguese birth or descent living in Canada, making it one of the most sizeable ethnic communities.

Where did Greeks immigrate to?

Most emigrated to Western Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Economic and political reasons often motivated their move, both connected with the consequences of a 1946-1949 civil war and the 1967-1974 period of military junta rule that followed.