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Grade 6: Social Studies: Heritage and Identity

Exploration of the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada and how they contributed to the development of Canadian identity.

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Ethnic Diversity

Top 15 Ethnic Origins of Canadians (2006)

Ethnic Origin

Total Responses*

Percent of Population

English

6,570,015

20.2

French

4,941,210

15.3

Scottish

4,719,850

14.4

Irish

4,354,155

13.5

German

3,179,425

9.8

Italian

1,445,335

4.3

Chinese

1,346,510

4.0

North American Indian

1,253,615

4.0

Ukrainian

1,209,085

3.7

Dutch

1,035,965

3.1

Polish

984,565

3.0

East Indian

962,665

2.9

Russian

500,600

1.5

Welsh

440,965

1.3

Filipino

436,190

1.3

Sources: Statistics Canada, 2008
* Respondents were permitted to provide multiple responses to the question of their ethnic origin, as well as decline to respond.

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