As the third-largest ethnic group in Canada and amongst the first Europeans to settle in the country, Scottish people have made a large impact on Canadian culture since colonial times. According to the 2011 Census of Canada, the number of Canadians claiming full or partial Scottish descent is 4,714,970 or around 15% of the nation’s total population. Prince Edward Island has the highest population of Scottish descendants at 41%. The Scots-Irish Canadians are a similar ethnic group. They descended from Lowland Scots people via Ulster.
Author: BOWLEY, Katthleen R Barclay, LEE - MCNABB, Luanne and CURTIS, Elizabeth B J | Type: Book | Publisher: Toronto, Ontario Genealogical Society, 2005. | Regions:Canada, Overseas | Tags:genetics, research methods