The First Tibetan-Canadians

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Click on one of the provinces listed below for the name list of Tibetans who arrived in the early 1970s according to our records. Missing information is highlighted in green. This list will be revised as necessary based on additional information. The final version shall be included in the e-book. Please contact the Chyssem Project at for any omission(s) or correction(s).


Initial settlement location:


Dejikhangsar, Mingyur

Dekikhangsar, Tsering D.

Dejikhangsar, Tsering K.

Dejikhangsar, Tsering P.

Dejikhangsar, Tsering Tsomo

Dejikhangsar, Dolma Y.

Dejikhangsar, Sonam Y.

Dorjee, Gedun

Dorje, Kesang Dolma

Dratsangshema, Lobsang Rinchen

Garie, Tashi Wangmo 

Garie, Jamyang C. 
Garie, Sonam D. 
Garie, Dolma 
Garie, Ngawang T.
Garie, Chime W. 
Garie, Pemba T.
Garie, Tenzin J. 
Garie, Samson G.

Gompo, Chemi

Gompo, Kalsang

Gompo, Karma

Gompo, Phuntsok 

Gompo, Tashi

Kakho, Pasang

Kakho, Phuntsok

Khangsar, Kesang

Khangsar, Migmar Tsamchoe

Khangsar, Paljor

Khangsar, Phuntsok

Khangsar, Tsering Dolma 

Khangsar, Thundup

Khangsar, Yanki

Parchang, Kesang

Parchang, Pema Dolkar

Parchang, Tinley

Parchang, Tsamchod

Parchang, Tsering

Parchang, Yangden

Parsur, Lhamo Dolker 

Parsur, Pasang Kyipa

Parsur, Pema Sangmo

Parsur, Tenzin Tashi 

Parsur, Tsering Wangmo

Sergong, Sonam

Sergong, Tsering

Sheka, Kunsang Choenzom 

Sheka, Pasang Dhundup

Sheka, Tashi Lhundup 

Sheka, Tenzin Norbu 

Sheka, Tsering Dorjee 

Sheka, Tsering Pemba

Tsering, Dolma T.

Tsering, Kalsang

Tsering, Lobsang Tenzin

Tsering, Tenzin Tsering

Tsering, Tenzin Wangmo

Tseshi, Nawang Dorje

Wangkhang, Yeshi Khedup 

Wangkhang, Yeshi Wangmo 


Initial settlement location: 


Horche, Dawa

Horche, Dhadon

Horche, Don

Horche, Sonam

Horche, Tenzin

Leba, Jampa

Leba, Lektsang

Leba, Pasang

Leba, Pema

Leba, Pemap

Leba, Thupten

Leba, Tsering

Leba, Tsering

Mentuh, Dorjee

Namgyal, Chomphel

Namgyal, Dawa

Namgyal, Gelek

Rongae, Noedup

Rongae, Zamyang Dolma

Samkhar, Dhondup

Samkhar, Kunzang

Samkhar, Peki

Samkhar, Tenzin

Samkhar, [First name]


Initial settlement locations:

Belleville, Cobourg, Lindsay and Peterborough 


Drongotsang, Jampa Dorjee

Wangkhang, Tsering Dorjee



Goff, Kalsang

Goff, Lhakpa Dolma

Lakha, Dolma C.

Lakha, Karma

Lakha, Thondup

Matho, Dhondup Wangyal

Matho, Karma

Matho, Pema Lhumtso

Matho, Sonam

Rhago, Tenzin Dolma

Rhago, Tenzin P.


Chukdong, Nyima

Goff, Dawa Chodon

Goff, Rinzin

Nanglu, Galzen

Nanglu, Tsering

Nanglu, Wasey

Nanglu, Lhadru

Samchok, Deki

Samchok, Lobsang

Samchok, Lungtok

Samchok, Noori

Samchok, Sonam

Samchok, Tsultrim

Samchok, [Mother's name]


Dhargye, Tenpa

Jamyangling, Deki

Jamyangling, Jigmi 

Jamyangling, Kunchok

Jamyangling, Tsering

Jamyangling, Yeshi 

Lektsog, Lhakpa Dhondup

Lektsog, Pema

Lektsog, Tenpa

Lektsog, Tenzin Wangchuk 

Lektsog, Tsering Chodon

Lektsog, Tsetan Lhamo 

Mentuh, Chimi

Mentuh, Lobsang

Mentuh, Oujen

Thargey, Chemi

Thargey, Dhondup

Thargey, Lodro

Thargey, Tenpa

Thargey, Tsering Choeden

Trinley, Karma (Lama) 

Zongdho, Tashi Gyalpo

Zongdho, Tenzin

Zongdho, Tsering Dolkar

Zongdho, Tsering Dolma


Initial settlement locations: 

La Prairie, Drummondville, Farnham, Granby, Longueuil and Ste-Hyacinthe


Chhoyang, Dicki

Chhoyang, Lhamo Tsering

Chhoyang, Lobsang

Chhoyang, Namchho

Chhoyang, Phakpa

Chhoyang, Rapten

Kashi, Kailnor

Kashi, [Mother's name]

Kashi, Kesang Dicki

Kashi, Lhamo

Kashi, Norzin



Achod, Losang

Achod, Tsomo

Galing, Ngawang

Nanglo, Tsewang

Nangtsetang, Namgyal

Nangtsetang, Pema Yangchen

Nangtsetang, Rigzin

Nangtsetang, Tashi

Narongsha, Chimi

Narongsha, Dawa

Narongsha, Jampa Senge

Narongsha, Kalsang

Narongsha, Namgyal


Rabgey, Losang

Rabgey, Pencho

Rabgey, Tashi

Rabgey, Tsering Dolkar

Shomar, Kelsang

Shomar, Lhakpa

Tempa, Tsultrim

Topgyal, Tenzin Nima

Tsering, Nyima

Tsering, Nyingkho

Tsering, Migmar


Barshee, Jampa

Barshee, Ngawang Tankyong

Barshee, Phuntsok Lhamo

Barshee, Tenzin

Barshee, Tsatora



Chokyi, Kelsang

Gatong, Jampel

Gatong, Kunchok

Gatong [Eldest son's name]

Jimpa, Lhamo

Jimpa, Yeshi

Lingto, Lektsog

Musu, Jampa

Musu, Lhamo

Sharwa, Sherap

Yuthok, Lin



Khenrab, Geshe

Khangsar, Pema

Khangsar, Sherap

Khangsar, Tsamla

Tsultrim, Ngawang

Tsultrim, Tsering Sangmo


Initial settlement location:


Khangsar, Norbu

Gyaltong, Chimi Namgyal

Gyaltong, Gelek

Gyaltong, Tsering Dolma 

Gyaltong, Tsering

Gyaltong, Yanchen Lhamo

Loga, Dhondup

Loga, Diki

Loga, Lobsang

Loga, Tashi

Nylosang, Lobsang N.

Nylosang, Tsamcho D.

Nylosang, Tsering L.

Tulotsang, Dolker

Tulotsang, Dolma

Tulotsang, Dorge

Tulotsang, Lobsang

Tulotsang, Tsamcho

Tulotsang, Wangyal