Spain to Canada to Study and Tour
Canadian Representation in Spain
Consulate of Canada in Barcelona, Spain
Consulate of Canada in Malaga, Spain
Consulate/commercial office in Barcelona
Link to Canadian Embassy in Spain.
Embassy of Spain in Canada
Edmonton Consular Office
Halifax Consular Office
Montreal Consular Office
Quebec Consular Office
St. John's Consular Office
Toronto Consular Office
Spanish in Canada
The Spanish first travelled to the fishing banks off the coast of Newfoundland in Basque ships in the early 1600s and left names such as Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and lie aux Basques in the Gulf of St. Lawrence which attest to the early Spanish presence.
The Spanish also travelled up the coast of California and settled in the south-western part of what is now British Columbia from 1752 to 1791. They made land claims there until the Spanish Empire lost the settlements to the British in 1818.
Most early Spanish emigrants chose to re-settle in Spanish colonies in Central and South America. From 1913 until 1950 only 4,000 Spanish immigrants had entered Canada. After 1950 it was the economy which prompted many to leave Spain and Canadian census statistics indicate that there were about 213,100 persons of Spanish origin in Canada in 2001 with approximately 75 percent living in Ontario or Quebec.
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