- Brazilian Canadian
The 1991 Canadian
censusreports 2,520 individuals of wholly Brazilian origin and another 2,325 who describe Brazilian as one of their ethnic origins (NB: Brazilians themselves may be of varied European, African and Amerindian ethnicity/ethnic origins), giving a total of 4,845. This figure can be taken as an official minimum and corresponds to Brazilian consular estimates.
However, in the 1980s and 1990s a large number of younger Brazilians established families in
Toronto. The local newspaper "Abacaxi Times" estimated that the total number of Brazilians living in Toronto in the 1990s was about 9,000. Probably an equal number of legal immigrants entered Ontarioto that date. The total for Canada was 14,976. When refugeeclaimants and illegal immigrants are added, the total in Ontario alone may approach 12,000, with a few thousand more in Quebecand British Columbia; there are smaller groups scattered across the country. New immigrants have continued to enter the country, but at a much slower pace than the previous decade.
[http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/ecp/content/brazillians.html Multicultural Canada/Brazilians]
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