Urban Indigenous peoples

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The term – urban Indigenous peoples – refers primarily to First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals currently residing in urban areas. According to 2011 Census data, off-reserve Indigenous people constitute the fastest growing segment of Canadian society. In 2011, 56% of Indigenous peoples lived in urban areas, up from 49% in 1996. That’s a 7% increase over 14 years.

The cities with the largest Indigenous populations in 2011 were Winnipeg (78,420), Edmonton (61,765), Vancouver (52,375), Toronto (36,995), Calgary (33,370), Ottawa-Gatineau (30,570), Montreal (26,280), Saskatoon (23,895) and Regina (19,785).

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