Calgary, AB


The Calgary metro area, located in the south of the Canadian province of Alberta, is among one the fastest growing metros in Canada.

Total Population: 1,392,609

(An increase of 14.63 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 313,900
  • Language Spoken at Home - 323,360

The Philippines, India and China are the leading source countries for foreign born.

Quick Facts

  • Most commonly spoken languages other than English and French are Filipino, Tagalog, Punjabi, Chinese, Mandarin and Spanish.

  • Largest visible minority affinity peoples are South Asians (mainly from India or Pakistan), Chinese, and Filipino.

  • Métis are the largest First Nations people group in Calgary metro.

  • Home to a First Nations Reserve (the Tsuu T’ina Nation).

  • Calgary's Chinatown - home to the Chinese Cultural Centre, the largest facility of its kind in North America and the Dragon City Mall.

  • Ethnic Enclaves - (1) the Chinese community was dominant in the downtown west end; however, concentrations are now also noticeable in northwest suburban areas. (2) Germans are spread all across in north and south Calgary and elsewhere in the bedroom towns of Cochrane and Airdrie, and in rural Rocky View County in the north. (3) South Asians have formed large thriving communities in the northeast, where they are now a majority.

  • Notable Arabic peoples include Arab, Lebanese (11,580), Arab, Sudanese (3,245), Arab, Iraqi (2,200), and Arab, Egyptian (2,150).

People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-25 of 34 results.
PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam3,840
Arab, SudaneseSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam3,245
Kurd, NorthernTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni1,465
GoansIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism750
TanzanianTanzaniaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanEthnic Religions870
TatarRussiaCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam305
ManxIsle of ManEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Anglican215
Punjabi SikhIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism30,420
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam11,580
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism9,330
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism6,610
SomaliSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam1,800
IndonesianIndonesiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam1,710
EritreanEritreaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam - Sunni1,650
Arab, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni1,330
Arab, YemeniYemenNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Shia290
Nepali, BhutaneseBhutanSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesHinduism255
DinkaSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity150
TibetanChinaEast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism85
EnglishUnited KingdomEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity289,275
ScottishCanadaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant221,765
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant185,995
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious50,080
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism26,865
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk25,595

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