According the 2006 Census data on Chinese Canadian Community there are 1,216,570 Chinese in Canada or 3.9% of the Canadian population, an 18.2% increase over 5 years (2001-2006). This increased to 1,487,585 by the 2011 census. As expected most of those Chinese Canadians reside in larger cities.
The provinces with the largest numbers are: Ontario (596,980), BC (407,225), Alberta (120,275), and Quebec (79,830).
The metropolis’s with the largest numbers of Chinese are: greater regions of Toronto (486,330), Vancouver (381, 535), Montreal (72,105), Calgary (66,375), Edmonton (47,200), and Ottawa (32,445).
Here are some of the larger populations of Chinese Canadians according to the census data in 2006.
|Geographic name ||Total - Population by visible minority groups ||Total visible minority population1 ||South Asian2 ||Chinese |
|Canada ||100.00% ||16.20% ||4.00% ||3.90% |
|Richmond, CY (B.C.) ||100.00% ||65.10% ||8.00% ||43.60% |
|Markham, T (Ont.) ||100.00% ||65.40% ||17.30% ||34.20% |
|Greater Vancouver A, RDA (B.C.) ||100.00% ||55.20% ||2.70% ||30.80% |
|Burnaby, CY (B.C.) ||100.00% ||55.40% ||8.40% ||30.30% |
|Vancouver, CY (B.C.) ||100.00% ||51.00% ||5.70% ||29.40% |
|Richmond Hill, T (Ont.) ||100.00% ||45.70% ||7.00% ||21.40% |
Luckily for Chinese Canadians in these areas there are plenty of gambling and casino options close. In the lower mainland BC and Greater Vancouver area there is the Hard Rock Vancouver, Parq Vancouver, River Rock Casino, Grand Villa Casino, and Elements Casino Surrey.
In Southern Ontario there is Casino Woodbine, Casino Rama, Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino and Caesars Windsor, to name a few. All except Casino Woodbine are outside of the Greater Toronto area.