Edmonton, AB


The Edmonton metro area comprises the cities of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert, the Sherwood Park portion of Strathcona County, and portions of Parkland County and Sturgeon County.

Total Population: 1,321,426

(An increase of 13.93 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 238,755
  • Language Spoken at Home - 263,940

First Nations peoples account for 5.3% of the total population.

Nearly 85% of residents report that English is their primary language.

91% of the immigrant (foreign born) population report conversational knowledge of the English language.

Quick Facts

  • The five leading immigrant languages spoken at home include (1) Punjabi, (2) Filipino, Tagalog, (3) Chinese, Mandarin, (4) Spanish and (5) Chinese, Cantonese.

  • Four main Ethnic Enclaves — two comprise white Canadians, namely (1) Germans and (2) Ukrainians, and the other two are visible minorities, (3) South Asians and (4) Chinese.

  • Ukrainians located in the northeast quadrant in Delwood, Kernohan and Beverly Heights, and immediately outside city limits in the eastern part of Sherwood Park. Domes and steeples of Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox Churches dot small towns in Two Hills, Lamont and St. Paul counties.

  • Germans in the Avonmore, Terrace Heights, Kenilworth and Capilano. Their presence is felt Spruce Grove and Sherwood Park, and in rural Leduc, Parkland, Sturgeon and Strathcona counties.

  • South Asians in southeast Edmonton, mainly Eastern Mill Woods, Maple, Wildrose, Silver Berry and Tamarack areas, which is sprinkled with South Asian plazas, strip malls, grocery stores, places of worship and ethnic doctors.

  • Notable Arab peoples include Arab, Lebanese (11,395), Arab, Sudanese (2,325), Arab, Iraqi (2,800), Arab, Egyptian (2,450), Arab, Syrian (1,230).

  • Notable population of Somali (4,850).

People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-18 of 18 results.
PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Arab, SudaneseSudanNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam2,325
Fijian HindiFijiSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Other / Marginal600
TanzanianTanzaniaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanEthnic Religions890
Punjabi SikhIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism20,425
SomaliSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam20,000
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam11,395
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism3,650
DinkaSouth SudanSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity420
UyghurChinaCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam130
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant204,890
ScottishCanadaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant198,150
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious52,270
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk19,030
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism18,705
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic13,155
Finnish, FinnFinlandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant5,390
CzechCzechiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,320
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant5,075

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