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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 1:43 AM
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Most "Canadian/Canadien" counties

Here's the percentage declaring only Canadian as their ethnic origin. That is, these people do not report any other origins.

Starting with Ontario...

Prescott and Russell 38.8%*
Cochrane 27.5%
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 26.8%
Timiskaming 25.8%
Lennox and Addington 24.3%
Hastings 21.9%
Sudbury 21.2%
Nipissing 21.1%
Leeds and Grenville 20.4%
Prince Edward 19.9%
Greater Sudbury 19.6%
Haliburton 19.1%
Kawartha Lakes 19%
Chatham-Kent 18.9%
Northumberland 18.1%
Grey 17.7%
Parry Sound 17.3%
Lanark 17.2%
Huron 17.1%
Lambton 16.7%
Perth 16.7%
Renfrew 16.6%
Peterborough 16.5%
Frontenac 16.3%
Bruce 16.2%
Haldimand-Norfolk 16.2%
Elgin 15.9%
Oxford 15.9%
Dufferin 15.6%
Muskoka 15.6%
Simcoe 15.3%
Brant 15.2%
Algoma 14.5%
Wellington 12.4%
Niagara 12.3%
Essex 12.2%
Durham 11.6%
Manitoulin 11.6%
Middlesex 11.4%
Waterloo 11.2%
Ottawa 10.5%
Rainy River 10.1%
Hamilton 9.6%
Thunder Bay 8.7%
Halton 7.6%
Kenora 7.5%
Peel 4.4%
York 4.4%
Toronto 4.1%

* = a plurality of respondents; that is more are single origin Canadian than any other combined response.

"Canadian" responses are most common in heavily Franco Ontarian areas, and areas with high UEL presence. Not surprisingly they're more common in areas dominated by multigenerational Canadians.

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Nova Scotia:

Shelburne 38.8%*
Guysborough 32.2%*
Cumberland 31.3%
Queens 31.3%*
Hants 30.5%*
Annapolis 28.7%
Lunenburg 28.5%
Kings 28.2%
Digby 27.8%
Colchester 26.2%
Yarmouth 24.6%
Cape Breton 24%
Pictou 23.6%
Halifax 19.1%
Inverness 17.3%
Antigonish 16.9%
Richmond 16.3%
Victoria 14.9%

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 3:11 AM
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I live in Cochrane District in Northern Ontario and am not surprised about here. But it's not just Franco-Ontarians. Many people here are of mixed backgrounds of which French-Canadian is the most common so it's easier just to answer "Canadian."
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I live in Cochrane District in Northern Ontario and am not surprised about here. But it's not just Franco-Ontarians. Many people here are of mixed backgrounds of which French-Canadian is the most common so it's easier just to answer "Canadian."
I think it is pretty important. Look at the difference between NE Ontario and NW Ontario.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 3:35 AM
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Most Quebec census divisions are well over 50% single origin Canadian, over 70% in some cases.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2018, 3:42 AM
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There's no counties in BC. I think our equivalent is Regional Districts.
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Should have said Census Divisions.
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please post the data for the other provinces if you get the chance
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British Columbia:

Northern Rockies 19%
Peace River 14.9%
Fraser-Fort George 13%
Cariboo 11.5%
East Kootenay 11.5%
Strathcona 11.1%
Bulkley-Nechako 10.8%
Thompson-Nicola 10.8%
Columbia-Shuswap 10.4%
North Okanagan 10.2%
Comox Valley 10.1%
Cowichan Valley 9.9%
Central Okanagan 9.8%
Nanaimo 9.3%
Mount Waddington 9%
Powell River 8.8%
Central Kootenay 8.7%
Kitimat-Stikine 8.7%
Skeena-Queen Charlotte 8.5%
Fraser Valley 8.4%
Squamish-Lillooet 8.1%
Capital 7.8%
Sunshine Coast 7.4%
Central Coast 4.8%
Greater Vancouver 4.4%
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Wow quite the diversity in BC. Not many "Canadian only" people here.
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Wow quite the diversity in BC. Not many "Canadian only" people here.
I think "Canadian only" is much stronger among people whose roots in Canada go back before Confederation.
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Alberta:

Division No. 16 (Fort McMurray) 23.5%*
Division No. 7 (Wainwright) 15.4%
Division No. 19 (Grande Prairie) 15.3%
Division No. 4 (Hanna) 15%
Division No. 9 (Rocky Mountain House) 14.9%
Division No. 14 (Yellowhead) 14.9%
Division No. 13 (Whitecourt) 14.7%
Division No. 8 (Red Deer) 14.1%
Division No. 5 (Strathmore) 13.5%
Division No. 18 (Greenview) 13.5%
Division No. 1 (Medicine Hat) 13%
Division No. 12 (Cold Lake) 12.8%
Division No. 10 (Lloydminster) 12.5%
Division No. 17 (Slave Lake) 12.1%
Division No. 2 (Lethbridge) 10.4%
Division No. 3 (Cardston) 10.3%
Division No. 11 (Edmonton) 9%
Division No. 6 (Calgary) 8.6%
Division No. 15 (Canmore) 8.1%
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I think "Canadian only" is much stronger among people whose roots in Canada go back before Confederation.
I assume they and the Albertans who list "Canadian" only (or maybe western Canadians more broadly) are more likely Canadian in ancestry by virtue of being descended from eastern Canadians, such as Ontarians. I don't think that many people in western Canadian have ancestors resident in western Canada itself during the time of Confederation (British Columbia and Alberta had only tens of thousands of people during the late 1800s, even though they have millions today).

Some of the older provinces' demonyms (like Quebecois obviously, or Nova Scotian, Newfoundlander etc.) can be given as their own label as an "ancestry" or "ethnicity". Not any western Canadian province names though, according to how it's reported on the list. But Ontarian is an option for ancestry. But it'd be interesting to know how many British Columbians or Albertans descend from Canadians who were "old stock western Canadians", even with ancestors resident in those provinces at the time of their early settlement.

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Alberta:

Division No. 16 (Fort McMurray) 23.5%*
Division No. 7 (Wainwright) 15.4%
Division No. 19 (Grande Prairie) 15.3%
Division No. 4 (Hanna) 15%
Division No. 9 (Rocky Mountain House) 14.9%
Division No. 14 (Yellowhead) 14.9%
Division No. 13 (Whitecourt) 14.7%
Division No. 8 (Red Deer) 14.1%
Division No. 5 (Strathmore) 13.5%
Division No. 18 (Greenview) 13.5%
Division No. 1 (Medicine Hat) 13%
Division No. 12 (Cold Lake) 12.8%
Division No. 10 (Lloydminster) 12.5%
Division No. 17 (Slave Lake) 12.1%
Division No. 2 (Lethbridge) 10.4%
Division No. 3 (Cardston) 10.3%
Division No. 11 (Edmonton) 9%
Division No. 6 (Calgary) 8.6%
Division No. 15 (Canmore) 8.1%
The high rates of Canadian ancestry in Fort McMurray suggests what I suspected, that it's eastern Canadians who moved to western Canada relatively recently, driving up the % Canadian, not "old stock western Canadians".
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Manitoba does not have counties (thankfully, too Yank-sounding for me). We have Regional Municipalities.
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Manitoba does not have counties (thankfully, too Yank-sounding for me). We have Regional Municipalities.
Yes but slight amendment: RM stands for rural municipality. I'm not sure whether I like that better than "county" or not. I guess it's a mouthful but it sounds rather more dignified for some reason.
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Some of the older provinces' demonyms (like Quebecois obviously, or Nova Scotian, Newfoundlander etc.) can be given as their own label as an "ancestry" or "ethnicity". Not any western Canadian province names though, according to how it's reported on the list. But Ontarian is an option for ancestry. But it'd be interesting to know how many British Columbians or Albertans descend from Canadians who were "old stock western Canadians", even with ancestors resident in those provinces at the time of their early settlement.
You can write in any ethnic origin or ancestry that you want.

Of the examples given, "Canadian" is the first choice. Followed by Chinese, English, French, Italian and a variety of others. Some aboriginal origins are given as examples, but none of the provincial demonyms are there. Neither is "Acadian".

I suppose that if "Québécois" were at the top of the list of suggestions next to "Canadian" this might lead to a significant drop in the latter and a significant spike in the former. But I doubt Statistics Canada would do this.

As it stands now, "Québécois" is a write-in option that people have to think of by themselves, and I believe even the category "Acadian" has more people in it than "Québécois" does. (Likely the result of some campaign somewhere.)
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This topic annoys me so much lol. I've no idea why it's so high here. I understand completely why people don't declare Irish or English. We've been here forever now. I don't understand how that so effortlessly translates into declaring Canadian ethnicity for so many Newfoundlanders.

In my census division it's 51.8% Canadian ethnicity. Only 1% wrote in Newfoundlander. We definitely need a campaign here to make people consciously think about what they're choosing. In polls we consistently show the vast majority considers themselves Newfoundlanders first, Canadian second (if at all). We need to back that up in census data too.
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Manitoba does not have counties (thankfully, too Yank-sounding for me). We have Regional Municipalities.
I believe you mean 'Rural Municipalities', which are actually best equivalent to Townships. Counties are equivalent to 'Census Divisions', which have no jurisdictional power in Manitoba.

Also -- counties are found in the UK and Ireland, so I'm not sure how they sound 'Yank'?
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