Indians in Canada

The Indian Canadian community began to form around the late 19th century. The great majority of the immigrants were Punjabi Sikhs — primarily from farming backgrounds. According to Statistics Canada, Indian Canadians are one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, making up the second largest non-European group after Chinese Canadians.
Canada contains the world's eighth largest Indian diaspora. The highest concentrations of Indian Canadians are found in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia, followed by growing communities in Alberta and Quebec as well, with the majority of them being foreign-born. Many Indian Canadian have helped in building a better nation and promoting bilateral ties between Canada and India. The diaspora has produced several achieves, including scientist and innovator Dr Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan, mathematician, Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava and Canadian Minister of International Development, Harjit Sajjan.

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