Vietnam WarNovember 01, 1955 - April 30, 1975
The Vietnam War had considerable effects on Canada – and Canada and Canadians affected the war.
The Canadian government did not officially participate in the war. However, it contributed peacekeeping forces in 1973 to help enforce the Paris Peace Accords.
Privately, some Canadians contributed to the war effort. Canadian corporations sold war material to the Americans. In addition, at least 30,000 Canadians volunteered to serve in the American armed forces during the war. At least 173 Canadians died or were reported missing in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of American Vietnam War resisters emigrated to Canada. Largely middle class and educated, they had a significant impact on Canadian life. After the war, tens of thousands of Vietnamese boat people were also admitted and became a unique part of Canadian life.
*Canadian KIA enumeration is ongoing.
- Canadian Casualties: 173
- Outcome: Unclear
- Canadians in the Vietnam War Maclean's
- Lost to history: the Canadians who fought in Vietnam CBC
- The Canadian Way: The Case of Canadian Vietnam War Veterans National Defence and the Canadian Forces