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 Profiles

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PG Name Country Of Birth Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Arab, SudaneseSudanArab WorldIslam2,325
Fijian HindiFijiSouth Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Other / Marginal600
TanzanianTanzaniaSub-Saharan AfricanEthnic Religions890
SomaliSomaliaHorn of AfricaIslam26,580
Punjabi SikhIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism20,425
Arab, LebaneseLebanonArab WorldIslam11,395
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism3,650
DinkaSouth SudanSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity420
UyghurChinaTurkic PeoplesIslam130
GermanGermanyEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant204,890
ScottishCanadaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant198,150
DutchNetherlandsEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious52,270
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk19,030
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism18,705
HungarianHungaryEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic13,155
Finnish, FinnFinlandEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant5,390
CzechCzechiaEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox5,320
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant5,075