According to Statistics Canada's 2006 Census report, 30,435 Barbadians reside in Canada, with 54% or 16,425 in the Greater Toronto Area. However it is believed that these numbers are higher than 45,000 and 30,000 respectively, as the census data reports that some 71,000 people of West Indian/Caribbean origin did not declare their ethnicity. Refer to http://www.statcan.gc.ca/ for more details. The census provides social, economic and demographic information that government, educational institutions, business and independent organizations use in making decisions on the services each provides to the public. All information collected by Statistics Canada is confidential.
In the community of Canadians of Caribbean origin, Barbadians represent less than 1/6 of the largest group - Canadians of Jamaican origin. However, many Barbadians have made their mark in Canada in a broad range of professions. You will find a list of such persons in the sub-page "Bajan Luminaries".
Alike many other Caribbean immigrants, the Barbadian community in Toronto has established alumni and other associations through which they connect socially and maintain ties with Barbados. A list of these associations and calendar of their events is included in this site.