Canadian Mexicans

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Canadian relationships with Mexico.
Total population
14,488 Canadian nationals residing in Mexico (2017)[1] Unknown number of Mexicans of Canadian descent
Regions with significant populations
Mexico City, Huatulco, Guadalajara
Mexican Spanish · Canadian English · Canadian French
Roman Catholicism · Protestantism · Others
Related ethnic groups
Canadian diaspora

Canadians in Mexico consist mainly of working professionals and retired expatriates. According to Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, there are about 6,000 Canadians living in Mexico, but only 3,000 are registered with the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City.[2][3] According to statistics from Mexico's National Institute of Statistics and Geography, in 2009 there were 10,869 Canadian-born persons living in Mexico.[4]

An important Canadian-descended group is the Plautdietsch-speaking "Russian" Mennonites and their descendants, who emigrated from Canada to Mexico starting in 1922.

Mennonite immigration

Mennonite family in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua

Today there are about 100,000 Mennonites living in Mexico, whose ancestors arrived via Canada. Migration to Mexico took place mainly in the years 1922 to 1927, smaller groups came after World War II. The first settlers moved to the State of Chihuahua (near Cuauhtemoc) and Durango (near Nuevo Ideal). Later daughter-settlements in other states were established (San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas).

Notable individuals

Notable Mexicans of Canadian origin include the artist Arnold Belkin, cinematographer Alex Phillips and the actress Fannie Kauffman.

See also


  1. ^ "Table 1: Total migrant stock at mid-year by origin and by major area, region, country or area of destination, 2017". United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Canadians Abroad: Canada's Global Asset", Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Canadian toll in Haiti quake rises to 3", CBC News, 13 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Extranjeros Residentes En México" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Migración. p. 35. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
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