North American ethnic group
French Canadian (Canadien or Canadien français in French) refers to a nation or ethnic group that comes from Canada in the period of French colonization in the 1600s. They are the main French-speaking population of Canada. It may also refer to people of French descent living in Canada, or native speakers of French in Canada.
|5,077,215 in Canada|
(self-identified by ancestry, 2011 Census)
c. 10,000,000 (French-speaking Canadians)
c. 2,100,842 in United States
|Regions with significant populations|
|Canada, especially Quebec, New Brunswick, and Northern or Eastern Ontario, significant minority found in the United States (French Canadian Americans), mostly found in Louisiana, New England, New York and Michigan|
|Predominantly Roman Catholic, minority Protestant|
|Related ethnic groups|
|French, Bretons, Acadians, Cajuns, Métis, French Americans, French Canadian Americans, French Haitians, Brayons|
- ↑ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
Media related to French Canadians at Wikimedia Commons
- Multicultural Canada website includes seven full-text searchable French Canadian newspapers from Ontario and Quebec