A Filipino Canadian Tagalog: Pilipino Kanadyano Baybayin: ᜉᜒᜎᜒᜉᜒᜈᜓ ᜃᜈᜇᜒᜌᜈᜓ is a Canadian citizen of Filipino ancestry or a person born in the Philippines who resides inCanada. Filipino Canadians are the third largest subgroup of the overseas Filipinos and one of the fastest growing groups in Canada. They may be immigrants also who obtained Canadian citizenship.
Canada only had a small population of Filipinos until the late 20th century. To date, there are currently around 660,000 Filipino Canadians in Canada, most of them living in urbanized areas. This number is growing yearly due to Canada’s more liberal immigration laws to compensate for their low population growth. Filipino-Canadians are the third-largest Asian Canadian group in the nation after the Indian and Chinese communities. They are also the largest Southeast Asian group in the country. Between 2001 and 2006 the Filipino community in Canada grew from 308,575 to 410,695 or a growth of about 33%, compared to the rest of Canada which only grew by about 5%. On average, Canada received about 20,500 Filipino immigrants every year between 2001 to 2006.