Yugoslav Canadian

Yugoslav Canadian
Canadien yougoslave
Jugoslavenski Kanađani
Југословенски Канађани
Jugoslovanski Kanadčani
Југословенската Канаѓани
Total population
38,480 (2016)[1]
Canadian English, Canadian French, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Albanian (to a lesser extent)
Christianity, Islam
Related ethnic groups
Yugoslav Americans, European Canadians

Yugoslav Canadians are Canadians of full or partial Yugoslav ancestry. At the 2016 Census, there were 38,480 people who indicated Yugoslav or Yugoslav Canadian as their ethnic origin;[1] a 20% decrease from the 2011 Census when the number was 48,320.[2]

In 2016, the total number of Canadians whose origins lie in former Yugoslavia, majority of whom indicated specific ethnic origin was substantially higher, at 383,465; in descending order these were:


  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition. Kosovar Canadians are likely to identify as Albanian Canadians instead, as Kosovars are ethnic Albanians.
  1. ^ a b c d "Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables". statcan.gc.ca.
  2. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables – Ethnic Origin (264), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3), Generation Status (4), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for the Population in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey". 12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
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