25 October 2016

Survival of World War II Canadian War Brides and Their Descendants

Of the 43,454 war brides who came to Canada after the Second World War, 94 percent of whom were British, an estimated 5,500 survive in 2016. They had 20,997 European-born children; many more were born after their arrival in Canada. War brides and their descendants are estimated to number 640,000 in 2016, 1.8 per cent of Canada’s population.

This draft article provides summaries of the data sources and techniques used in the estimation. Comments welcome.

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