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The Macedonian Canadians are mostly descendents of ethnic Macedonian immigrants to Canada. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Macedonian () is the official Language of the Republic of Macedonia and is a part of the Eastern group of South Slavic languages. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest single Christian Communion in the world The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people Macedonian culture is the Culture of the South Slavic Ethnic Macedonian population of the Balkan region known in the 20th century as Vardar Macedonian () is the official Language of the Republic of Macedonia and is a part of the Eastern group of South Slavic languages. When Turkish rule was supplanted by Serbian rule in 1913 the Serbs officially denied Macedonian distinctiveness considering the Macedonian language merely a dialect of Serbo-Croatian Macedonian culture is the Culture of the South Slavic Ethnic Macedonian population of the Balkan region known in the 20th century as Vardar Music of the Republic of Macedonia and Ethnic Macedonians has many things in common with the music of neighbouring Balkan countries Macedonian culture is the Culture of the South Slavic Ethnic Macedonian population of the Balkan region known in the 20th century as Vardar Macedonian cuisine (Македонска кујна transliterated Makedonska Kujna) is a representative of the cuisine of the Balkans, reflecting The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people In the Republic of Macedonia the main religion is Macedonian Orthodox, followed by Islam. History Origins After the fall of the First Bulgarian Empire, the Emperor Basil II acknowledged the autocephalous status of the Bulgarian The Roman Catholic Church in the Republic of Macedonia is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and Curia The Macedonian Catholic Church, called the Macedonian Byzantine Catholic Church, is a Byzantine Rite Sui juris particular church within the communion Muslims in the Republic of Macedonia form 33% of the Republic of Macedonia's total population The history of Jews in the territory of the present-day Republic of Macedonia began in Roman times when Jews first arrived in the region in the It is estimated that Protestantism is practised by 61358 or roughly 3% of the total population The Union of the Baptist Christians in the Republic of Macedonia is a small fellowship of Baptist churches in the Republic of Macedonia. The history of the Macedonian people is closely associated with the historical and geographical region of Macedonia, and is manifested with their constant struggle The National Liberation War of Macedonia (Народноослободителна Борба на Македонија (НОБ transliterated Narodnoosloboditelna The National Liberation Front (abbreviated NOF) (Народно Ослободителен Фронт (НОФ transliterated Narodno Osloboditelen Front The Republic of Macedonia (Република The Republic of Macedonia (Република The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people Ethnic Macedonians of Albania are an officially recognized ethnic minority in Albania Ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria or Pirin Macedonians are a group mostly concentrated in the Pirin region of Macedonia. The Macedonian diaspora is a term used to refer to the communities of ethnic Macedonian people living outside of the region of Macedonia. Ethnic Macedonians of Serbia are an officially recognized ethnic minorityin Serbia Macedonians in Slovenia is a term referring to the groups of Ethnic Macedonians residing in Slovenia. Macedonians in Croatia refers to the group of Ethnic Macedonians who reside in Croatia. Macedonian Australians are Australians of ethnic Macedonian descent Macedonian Americans are Americans of Ethnic Macedonian descent Macedonians in Sweden is a term referring to the groups of Ethnic Macedonians residing in Sweden. The Ethnic Macedonians of Romania are a recognised minority with full minority rights Macedonians in Switzerland are Ethnic Macedonians who reside in Switzerland. According to the 2006 census figures 62295 ethnic Macedonians reside in Germany. "Aegean Macedonians" (Егејски Македонци Egejski Makedonci) or simply "Aegeans" (Егејци Egejci) are terms The Macedonian Muslims ( Macedonian: Македонци-муслимани Makedonci-muslimani) also known as Muslim Macedonians or Torbeš This is a list of Macedonians (Македонци Makedonci) a modern South Slavic ethnic group Public holidays are observed in the Republic of Macedonia for a number of reasons including for religious religious and national significance The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The majority arrived in the aftermath of the unsuccessful Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising of 1903. According to the Multicultural Canada, immigrants and their descendants from various parts of historic Macedonia have been influenced by the attitudes and policies of the various regimes that have ruled and that continue to rule their homeland. Macedonia is a Geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe whose area was re-defined in the early 20th century It is, therefore, not surprising to find Macedonian Slavs from the same region, the same town, even the same family describing themselves with different national or ethnic identities – Macedonian, Greek, or Bulgarian. The Macedonians (Македонци transliterated Makedonci) also referred to as Macedonian Slavs --> --> are a South Slavic people The Greeks ( Greek: Έλληνες) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring regions The Bulgarians (българи balgari) are a South Slavic people generally associated with the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian language 
Before WWII most immigrants from Macedonia declared themselves as Bulgarians or Bulgaro-Macedonians . Macedonia is a Geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe whose area was re-defined in the early 20th century A considerably smaller number however, declared themselves distinctively as Macedonians, and an internal group census in 1910 found about 1090 Macedonians in Toronto , mainly from the Kostur and Lerin regions, areas which were once vilayets of the Ottoman Empire and are today in northern Greece. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Kastoria (Καστοριά Kastoriá, ˌkasto̞ɾˈja is a city in northern Greece in the periphery of West Macedonia. Flórina (Φλώρινα local Slavic: Лерин Lerin; known also by several alternative names) is a town in mountainous northwestern Macedonia A wilāyah (ولاية or vilâyet (in Persian and Ottoman Turkish) is an administrative division usually Macedonia ( Μακεδονία, Makedonía,) is a geographical and historical region of Greece in southeastern Europe By 1940  readers of various Macedonian political and nationalist almanacs  were informed that there were upwards of 1200 families in Toronto. The exodus of ethnic and Greek Macedonians from northern Greece was to continue in the aftermath of WWII and the Greek Civil War (1947-49). The Greek Civil War (ο Eμφύλιος, "the Civil War" fought from 1946 to 1949 by the Governmental forces receiving logistical support by the United Kingdom Immigration from Vardar Macedonia and Pirin Macedonia in Bulgaria also began in the postwar period. The Socialist Republic of Macedonia ( Macedonian: Социјалистичка Република Македонија Socijalistička Republika Makedonija) was Blagoevgrad Province (област Благоевград oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област Blagoevgradska oblast) also known The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian
The most recent Canadian census (2002), which provides for self-declaration of ethnic origin records 31,270 Macedonians in Canada - the sum total of individuals making single- or multiple-group responses, mostly in the province of Ontario. However, community spokesmen have claimed that there are actually 100,000-150,000 Canadians of Macedonian decsent. Centered in Metropolitan Toronto, small groups of Macedonians could also be found elsewhere in Ontario in Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Thornhill, Thorold, Windsor, Burnaby, as well as in Vancouver and Edmonton. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Cambridge ( 2006 population 124371 is a city located on the Grand River and Speed River Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Kitchener-Waterloo ( K-W) is an unofficial but ubiquitous name for the area in Ontario, Canada, consisting of the Twin cities of Kitchener Markham ( pronounced /ˈmɑrkəm/ 2006 population 261573 is a town located in the Regional Municipality of Mississauga (ˌmɪsɪˈsɑgə) incorporated in 1974 is a City located in the Regional Municipality of Peel Newmarket ( 2006 Population 74295 is a Town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario Niagara Falls is a Canadian City of 82184 residents Geography and Climate Niagara Falls Ontario Thornhill ( 2006 population 106394 is an upscale community in the Greater Toronto Area in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the northern Thorold (2006 population 18244 is a City in Ontario, Canada, located on the Niagara Escarpment Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Edmonton (ˈɛdmɨntɨn is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.
Many early Macedonian immigrants found industrial work in Toronto, either as factory hands or labourers in abattoirs, local sheet metal industries, or iron and steel foundries, particularly centred around The Junction area. The Junction, is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that derives its name from two native trails which intersected in the area prior to European From these jobs, they quickly progressed to the ownership of a great number of restaurants, grocery stores and butcher shops. Macedonian entrepreneurs and their descendants eventually employed their numerical strength within the food service industry as a catapult into a variety of larger and more sophisticated ventures. The majority of Macedonians today are employed in the professional, clerical and service sector of the economy.
The social life of early Macedonian immigrants revolved around mutual and benevolent societies established on the basis of village or place of origin. Hockey is any of a family of Sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a Ball, or a hard round rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck Such Macedonian brotherhoods and benevolent organizations such as Zhelevo, Banitsa, Buf, Oshchima and numerous others operating in Toronto became valuable storehouses of comradeship, job information and worksite strategies. Antartiko, (Αντατρτικό known in South Slavic as Zhelevo (Желево is a village in the Prespes Municipality in Macedonia Vevi, rarely Veve (Βεύη also known as Banitsa ( Greek: Μπάνιτσα, Πάνιτσα, Slavic Баница
In the postwar period the Macedonian mutual benefit societies and brotherhoods evolved into social and national clubs, playing a role as centres of immigrant culture as members' working conditions and incomes became subsumed under the headings of social insurance and workers' compensation.
Since 1970, Macedonian ethnocommunity group life has grown and now serves a number of special interests and needs. A number of business and professional associations have been established including the Canadian Macedonian Restaurant Co-op, which was founded in 1979; the Canadian Macedonian Business and Professional Association (1992); and the Macedonian Canadian Health Professionals' Association, formerly the Macedonian Canadian Medical Society (1992). Youth and student groups include the Macedonian Association of Canadian Youth, which was founded in 1992; the Ryerson Association of Macedonian Students (1992); and the Association of Macedonian Students at the University of Toronto, which was granted official recognition as a university campus group in 1989. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus Also the most active group of recent times has been the Macedonian Student Association of York, or MSA as it's commonly know. It's based out of York University campus in north Toronto. York University (Université York is a public Research university located in Toronto, Ontario.
Macedonians belong to the Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest single Christian Communion in the world They established SS. Cyril and Methody Church in Toronto in 1910. It united immigrants from many different villages into a single religious community.
The early immigrants to Toronto and their descendants founded 2 additional churches that are either under the spiritual jurisdiction of the patriarch in Bulgaria or are part of a Bulgarian diocese within the Orthodox Church in America. The Orthodox Church in America ( OCA) is an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church in North America. They are St. George Macedono-Bulgarian Orthodox Church, which was founded in 1941, and Holy Trinity Macedono-Bulgarian Church, which was founded in 1976.
Postwar arrivals to Canada subsequently founded Macedonian Orthodox parishes under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Metropolitan and Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in Skopje. History Origins After the fall of the First Bulgarian Empire, the Emperor Basil II acknowledged the autocephalous status of the Bulgarian Skopje (Скопје; Shkup or Shkupi is the Capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, with more than a quarter of the population They are as follows: St. Clement of Ohrid, which was founded in Toronto in 1962; St. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Dimitria of Solun, which was founded in Markham in 1992; St. Ilija, which was founded in Mississauga in 1979; St. Nedela, which was founded in Ajax in 1993; St. Ajax ( 2008 population 93104 is a town located in the Golden Horseshoe of south central Ontario, Canada. Naum of Ohrid; which is located in Hamilton; St. Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Nicholas in Windsor; and St. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada and lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Atanas in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk
The community has also created a number of group newspapers, radio and television programs, folkdance troupes, sporting organizations and historical and literary societies.
Newspapers include Makedonska Tribuna (Macedonian Tribune), the weekly voice of the Macedonian Political (Patriotic since 1952) Organization, which was founded in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1927; United Macedonians, the quarterly of the United Macedonians of Canada Organization, is published in Markham; and the monthly, Makedonija (Macedonia), was founded in 1984 and is published in Scarborough; and Makedonski Vesti (Macedonian News). The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union Scarborough (ˈskɑrˌbəroʊ ( 2001 Census 593297 is the area that forms the eastern part of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Macedonian Life Magazine is the latest publication launched in May 2006 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Currently Macedonian Life is published six times a year in full colour.
Radio programs include Glas od Makedonija (Voice of Macedonia), Makedonski Glas (Macedonian Voice), Makedonski Svet (Global Macedonia), Obedinata Makedonija (United Macedonia) Makedonski Zrak (Macedonian Ray), and Mak Radio. Television programs include Makedonska Narodnost (Macedonian Nation), Macedonian Edition, and Makedonski Koreni (Macedonian Heritage).
The children of Macedonian immigrants are integrated in the mainstream of Canadian cultural life, and also figure prominently in the professional fields of law, medicine, science and technology, education, sports and recreation, and the arts and entertainment industry.
The Macedonian language belongs to the South Slavic group of languages. Macedonian () is the official Language of the Republic of Macedonia and is a part of the Eastern group of South Slavic languages. Various dialects of the language are spoken and maintained in the home and the literary language is taught to children in community and school heritage language classes.