A look into Brits living in Canada

12.10.16
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More than 200,000 Brits call Canada their new home

We decided to find out as much as we could about British expats living in Canada and we found some pretty interesting stuff.

The city of Toronto is home to the highest number of Brits in Canada. However, Whistler, BC, is where you are most likely to run into one. This town north of Vancouver has the highest concentration of British expats relative to the city's population - in fact, nearly 9% of people living here were born in the UK.

Trudeau - the king of social media?

Aggregating anonymous social media data from the 210,000 Brits living in Canada we were able to find out just who, and what, the Brits prefer to follow online.

The data tells us that Her Majesty, The Queen, falls behind the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, by 5,000 likes in terms of social media popularity. Further behind is Theresa May, the recently appointed British Prime Minister. May only receives 320 likes from Brits who live in Canada.

Maple syrup over marmite

English celebrities and athletes almost always tend to have more likes in social media over their Canadian counterparts.

But this is not the case when it comes to brands. When looking at the most popular brands among Brits living in Canada we found that, for example, Air Canada has a larger social media following than British Airways.

And marmite? Well, it comes out slightly behind Canadian maple syrup, 3,100 to 3,500 likes.

But it's not all about likes and dislikes, what about their new professions? Take a look below to see what else we found.



All behavior and interests data was obtained by analyzing social media trends and likes. Rankings are based on social media followings and do not reflect the political views of the entire British expat community.

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