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HAITIAN CANADIANS are Canadian citizens of Haitian descent or Haiti -born people who reside in Canada
Canada
.

Citizens from the Francophone
Francophone
Caribbean island nation of Haiti
Haiti
began immigrating to Canada
Canada
in the 1960s, settling predominantly in Montreal and other parts of Quebec
Quebec
. Though their reasons for leaving Haiti were manifold, their choice to settle in Quebec
Quebec
is mainly due to their fluency in French . The Canada 2011 Census showed a total population of 137,995 Haitian- Canadians
Canadians
residing in Canada, an increase of 35,565 respondents who identified themselves as Haitian Canadians compared with the Canada
Canada
2006 Census , which showed a total population of 102,430 respondents. Of this total, 119,185 (97%) resided in Quebec.

CONTENTS

* 1 Demographics

* 2 List of notable Haitian Canadians
Canadians

* 2.1 Artists * 2.2 Athletes * 2.3 Business * 2.4 Entertainment * 2.5 Literature * 2.6 Music * 2.7 Politicians

* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

DEMOGRAPHICS

NUMBER OF HAITIAN NATIONALS GRANTED PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN CANADA BY YEAR

YEAR NUMBER OF HAITIAN NATIONALS ADMITTED TOTAL NUMBER OF PERMANENT RESIDENTS ADMITTED PROPORTION OF PERMANENT RESIDENTS ADMITTED

2002 2,217 229,048 7000100000000000000♠1%

2003 1,945 221,349 6999900000000000000♠0.9%

2004 1,657 235,823 6999700000000000000♠0.7%

2005 1,719 262,242 6999700000000000000♠0.7%

2006 1,650 251,640 6999700000000000000♠0.7%

2007 1,614 236,753 6999700000000000000♠0.7%

2008 2,509 247,246 7000100000000000000♠1%

2009 2,085 252,174 6999800000000000000♠0.8%

2010 4,552 280,691 7000160000000000000♠1.6%

2011 6,208 248,748 7000250000000000000♠2.5%

LIST OF NOTABLE HAITIAN CANADIANS

ARTISTS

* Marie-Denise Douyon - painter, graphic artist * Leonel Jules - painter * Guerdy J. Préval - painter

ATHLETES

* Jennifer Abel
Jennifer Abel
- Olympic swimmer * Joachim Alcine - professional boxer * Wyn Belotte - professional soccer player * Patrice Bernier - professional soccer player * Maxime Boisclair - professional Canadian hockey player * Francis Bouillon - defenceman for the Montreal
Montreal
Canadiens * Félix Brillant - professional soccer player * Dayana Cadeau
Dayana Cadeau
- Haitian -born Canadian American
Canadian American
professional bodybuilder * Marc Calixte - professional soccer player * Obed Cétoute - professional Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
player * Gilles Colon - former professional Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
player * Antoine Craan - professional soccer player * Samuel Dalembert - professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks
* Anthony Duclair - professional hockey player * Edrick Floréal - Olympic long and triple jumper * Raymond Fontaine - professional Canadian Football League
Canadian Football League
player * Maxime Fortunus - professional ice hockey player * Jems Geffrard - professional soccer player * Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre - professional hockey player * Ronald Hilaire - former CFL defensive lineman; current head coach of McGill Redmen * Schiller Hyppolite - professional boxer * Yves Jabouin - mixed martial arts fighter * Dierry Jean - professional boxer * Osvaldo Jeanty - professional basketball player * Loudia Laarman - sprinter * Georges Laraque
Georges Laraque
- former professional hockey player * David Loiseau - mixed martial arts fighter, the first Haitian-Canadian to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
* Elkana Mayard - professional soccer player * Josué Mayard - professional soccer player * Pierre-Rudolph Mayard - professional soccer player * Olivier Occéan
Olivier Occéan
- professional soccer player * Jean Pascal - professional boxer * Jimmy-Shammar Sanon - professional soccer player * Adonis Stevenson - professional boxer, current WBC Light Heavyweight Champion * Bermane Stiverne - professional boxer * Bruny Surin - Olympian gold medal winning sprinter * Claude Vilgrain - professional hockey player

BUSINESS

* Ralph Gilles - automobile designer ( Chrysler 300
Chrysler 300
) * Jean-Ernest Pierre - owner of CJWI radio station in Montreal, Quebec

ENTERTAINMENT

* Benz Antoine - actor * Bad News Brown - musician * Jephté Bastien - film director * Fabienne Colas - actress, director and producer and head of the Fabienne Colas Foundation * Anthony Kavanagh
Anthony Kavanagh
- comedian * Panou - actor * Quddus - MTV
MTV
veejay * Isabelle Racicot - television and radio host * Ronald Selmour - actor, renaissance man * Jessica Lucas - actress

LITERATURE

* Marie-Célie Agnant - author and poet * Georges Anglade - Geographer and writer * Paul Arcelin - writer * Gérard Étienne - writer * Gary Klang - poet and novelist * Dany Laferrière
Dany Laferrière
- novelist * Émile Ollivier , writer

MUSIC

* Régine Chassagne
Régine Chassagne
- musician with group Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
* Athésia - singer-songwriter * DL Incognito - rapper * Pierre Gage - singer-songwriter * Roi Heenok - rapper * Imposs - rapper * Kaytranada - electronic musician, producer and DJ * Yvon Krevé - hip hop artist * Mélissa Laveaux - musician * Marie-Josée Lord - opera soprano * Marc Antoine - singer * Luck Mervil - Quebec-based rock singer * Muzion
Muzion
- rap group * Édouard Woolley - tenor, actor, composer, and music educator

POLITICIANS

* Jean Alfred - former MNA for Hull * Dominique Anglade - MNA for Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne * Vivian Barbot - former MP for Papineau in Montreal
Montreal
* Frantz Benjamin - Montreal
Montreal
city councillor for Saint-Michel * Ulrick Chérubin - former mayor of Amos , Quebec
Quebec
* Emmanuel Dubourg - MP for Bourassa , former MNA of Viau in Montreal * Michaëlle Jean
Michaëlle Jean
- journalist and Canada's first black Governor General * Firmin Monestime - mayor of Mattawa , Ontario
Ontario
and the first elected black mayor in Canada

SEE ALSO

* Canada
Canada
portal * Haiti
Haiti
portal

* Canada– Haiti
Haiti
relations * Haitian diaspora * Haitian Americans
Haitian Americans
* List of Haitians
Haitians
* List of Haitian Americans
Haitian Americans
* Black Canadians
Black Canadians
in Montreal
Montreal

REFERENCES

* ^ 2011 Canada
Canada
Census: Ethnic Origin (National) * ^ 2006 Canada
Canada
Census: Ethnic Origin (National) * ^ 2011 Canada
Canada
Census: Quebec
Quebec
Ethnic Origin * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2013-01-10. , Facts and figures 2011 — Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents — Permanent residents * ^ "Haitian Hockey Star?". CaribJournal. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* The Haitian Community in

.