Scottish Canadians

Canadians of Scottish descent or heritage

Scottish Canadians are people of Scottish descent or heritage living in Canada. As the third-largest ethnic group in Canada and amongst the first Europeans to settle in the country, Scottish people have made a large impact on Canadian culture since colonial times.

Scottish Canadians
Canadiens écossais
Gàidheil Canadach
Scotland Canada
Total population
13.93% of the population of Canada
Regions with significant populations
 British Columbia828,145
 Nova Scotia288,180
 Prince Edward Island50,685
Other countries
 United States973,262
 United Kingdom699,098
English, Scottish Gaelic (Canadian Gaelic dialect), French, Scots
Christianity (including Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Roman Catholic, United)
Other religions[1]
Related ethnic groups
Scottish, English, Scotch-Irish, Métis, Ulster Scots Canadians, English Canadians, English Americans, Scottish Americans, Ulster Scots, other British Canadians


  1. Church, College, and Clergy, Page 76, Brian J. Fraser – 1995