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Ukrainians first came to Canada in the 19th century. The initial influx came as the Canadian government promoted the immigration of farmers.

During the First World War, thousands of Ukrainian Canadians were imprisoned as enemy aliens due to their origins in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

According to 2016 census, Ukrainian Canadians number 1,359,655 or 3.8 per cent of the country's population and are mainly Canadian-born citizens. 

- From Ukrainian Canadians, Canadian Encyclopedia.

View the Census Data.


Archives and Organizations

Ukrainian. Library and Archives Canada. Information about  LAC holdings plus links to major collections elsewhere.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress. "Represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and government of Canada."

Ukrainian Folklife Archive. (University of Alberta)  Mandate is to document, preserve, and study Ukrainian vernacular culture in Ukraine, Canada, and around the world.