The Canadian Sikh population is the second largest in the Sikh diaspora, after the British. Initially, Sikhs settled in the Pacific Coast province of British Columbia, but since the 1950s, they have distributed themselves across the country, locating themselves in every province and in every major urban center. Like other immigrant groups in the last half-century, they have been drawn to the largest cities of the three provinces that have enjoyed the greatest economic growth: Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. Unlike most groups, however, they have established themselves in slightly greater numbers in British Columbia than in the central Canadian province of Ontario. More than one-third of Canada’s Sikhs live in metropolitan Vancouver, British Columbia; another one-third are in metropolitan Toronto, Ontario; and one-twelfth can be found in the combined populations of the Alberta cities of Calgary and Edmonton. The suburban municipalities of Surrey in greater Vancouver and...
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Johnston, H. (2005). Sikhs in Canada. In: Ember, M., Ember, C.R., Skoggard, I. (eds) Encyclopedia of Diasporas. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-29904-4_110
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