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Statistics Canada uses "East Indian" to refer to people specifically from post-partition India.Per capita, Canada has the largest population of Indian people of any country outside Asia.That year, only 8% of Canadians of East Indian origin aged 65 and over lived alone, compared with 29% of all seniors in Canada.
In 1897 a contingent of Sikh soldiers participated in the parade to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in London, England.
On their subsequent journey home, they visited the western coast of Canada, primarily British Columbia which at the time was very sparsely populated and the Canadian government wanted to settle in order to prevent a takeover of the territory by the United States.
54% of South Asians in Canada have household incomes greater than $60,000, compared to the 46% Canadian average.
Canadian adults of East Indian origin are much less likely than other adults to live alone.
Upon retiring from the army, some of these men found their pensions to be inadequate.