South Korean

1) Country Profile

Location: South Korea is located in eastern Asia, between China and Japan. South Korea shares borders with North Korea, and three sides of the country are surrounded by the seas.

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Population: 48.9 million (2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Korean, foreign workers mainly from China and south Asian countries.

Languages: Korean (official), English (widely taught in junior high and high school)

Religions: Christian - 31.6% (Protestant, Roman Catholic), Buddhist - 24.2%, other or unknown - 0.9%, none - 43.3%

2) South Koreans in the GTA

Number of South Korean:

  • In Canada: 146,550
    In the GTA:
  • In the City of Toronto: 30,235

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas): Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, City of Toronto (North York & Etobicoke-Lakeshore) 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Korean Canadian Woman Association - Family and Social Services

Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation

Korean Canadian Cultural Association
1133 Leslie St.
Toronto, ON, M3C 2J6
(416) 383-0777

JoinTheLeaders (Korean-Canadian Leadership Development Committee)

Church Information

Light Presbyterian Church
6965 Professional Court,
Mississauga, ON, L4V 1Y3
(905) 677-7729

YoungNak Presbyterian Church of Toronto
650 McNicoll Ave.
Toronto, On, M2H 2E1
(416) 494-0191

MilAl Church
405 Gordon Baker Rd.
Toronto, ON, M2H 2S6
(416) 226-4190

Vaughn Community Church
200 Racco Parkway,
Thornhill, ON, L4J 8X9
(905) 881-2999

Yum Kwang Presbyterian Church
2850 John St.
Markham, ON, L3R 2W4
(905) 415-9115

Toronto Korean United Church
300 Bloor St W
Toronto ON, M5S 1W3
(416) 925-6261

Onnuri Korean United Church
63 Dunblaine Ave,
Toronto, ON, M5M 2S2
(416) 440-4106

Korean Christian Fellowship at the University of Toronto

Watch the Jesus Film in Korean


Statistics Canada

Centre for Intercultural Learning. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. "Korea, Republic of"

The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, United States. "KOREA, SOUTH."

Encyclopedia of the Nations. "Korea, South."