Canadians (singular Canadian; French: Canadiens) are the fowk who are identifee'd wi the kintra o Canadae, residential, legal, historical, cultural or ethnic. For maist Canadians, several (frequently aw) o those types o connections exist an are the source(s) o them being considered Canadians.
Aboriginal fowks, accordin tae the 2006 Canadian Census, numbered at 1,172,790, 3.8% o the kintra's total population. The majority o the population is made up o Auld Warldimmigrants an their descendants. Efter the initial period o French an then the hintle lairger Breetish colonization, different waves (or peaks) o immigration an settlement o nan-aboriginal fowks teuk place ower the course o nearly twa centuries an continues the day. Elements o Aboriginal, French, Breetish an mair recent immigrant customs, leids an releegions have combined to form the cultur o Canadae an thus a Canadian identity. Canadae haes been strangly influencit bi that o its linguistic, geografic an economic neighbour, the Unitit States an aw.
↑The population count appearing may differ from the official estimates and projections released by Statistics Canada. Data displayed is as a rough estimate of the current Canadian population. Source:"Canada's population clock". Statistics Canada.