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Number of Irish entering Canada via BC in 2018


Increase in Irish entering Canada via BC from 2009 to 2018


Total Irish entering Canada via BC since 2009

Census 2016

Through Census 2016, statistics are available on the number of people throughout British Columbia who were born in Ireland as well as people with Irish heritage.

Irish Heritage

Check out our map showing the 675,000 people with Irish heritage throughout British Columbia. Data was collected at the dissemination area level, or the smallest census level available. Find your neighbourhood, and see how Irish it is!


Irish Born

According to the census, 5,895 registered their place of birth as Ireland – check out these fun, interactive charts to see when the Irish-born came and where in BC they settled.

Census Canada: Immigrant population by selected places of birth, admission category, and period of immigration