"The first Chinese people to settle in Canada were 50 artisans who accompanied Captain John Meares in 1788"
" Despite their importance to the Canadian economy, including the historic construction of the CPR, many European Canadians were hostile to Chinese immigration, and a prohibitive head tax restricted immigration from 1885 to 1923. From 1923 to 1947, the Chinese were excluded altogether from immigrating to Canada. While 1 July is celebrated as Canada Day, some Chinese Canadians refer to that date as "National Humiliation Day." This is because the Chinese were the only ethnic group ever to be excluded from emigrating to Canada. "
"As indicated by the 2011 census, there were 1,324,700 people of Chinese ancestry living in Canada."
Sounds like a Cheech & Chong number: Chinese Canadians