Arab Canadians

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Arab Canadians
Flag of the Arab League.svg Flag of Canada.svg
Total population
470,580[1]
Languages
Arabic, Canadian English, Canadian French
Religion
Christianity · Islam (Sunni/Shia) · Judaism · Druze.
Related ethnic groups
Iraqi diaspora  · Egyptian diaspora  · Lebanese diaspora  · Palestinian diaspora  · Moroccan diaspora  · Syrian diaspora

Arab Canadians come from all of the countries of the Arab World. According to the latest 2006 census the Arab Canadian population is 470,580.[2] The large majority of the Canadians of Arab origin population live in either Ontario or Quebec.

2011 census[edit]

The distribution of the Arab population of Canada according to the 2001 census was as follows

Province Arabs 2001 % 2001 Arabs 2011 % 2011
Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec 73,345 1.0% 166,260 2.2%
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario 88,545 0.8% 151,645 1.2%
Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta 19,320 0.7% 34,920 1.0%
Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia 6,605 0.2% 14,090 0.3%
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia 3,610 0.4% 6,285 0.7%
Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba 1,230 0.1% 3,240 0.3%
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan 900 0.1% 2,095 0.2%
Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick 580 0.1% 1,380 0.2%
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador 270 0.1% 370 0.1%
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg Prince Edward Island 175 0.0% 200 0.1%
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg Northwest Territories 80 0.2% 110 0.3%
Flag of Nunavut.svg Nunavut 10 0.0% 15 0.0%
Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon 10 0.0% 0 0.0%
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 194,685 0.7% 380,620 1.2%

Notable individuals[edit]

Business[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Political Activists[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Singers[edit]

  • Paul Anka - Singer (of Lebanese descent)
  • Belly Rap/Hip Hop artist (of Palestinian descent)
  • Andy Kim - pop singer/songwriter (of Lebanese descent)
  • K.Maro - rapper (of Lebanese descent)
  • Kristina Maria - rapper (of Lebanese descent)
  • Massari - pop and hip-hop singer (of Lebanese descent)
  • The Narcicyst - rapper (of Iraqi descent)
  • Vaï - rapper, hip hop singer (of Moroccan descent)
  • Karl Wolf - singer (of Lebanese descent)

Sportsmen[edit]

  • Nazem Kadri - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • John Hanna - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • Alain Nasreddine - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • Ed Hatoum - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • David Azzi - professional player in Canadian Football League (of Lebanese descent)
  • Joey Haddad - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • John Hanna - professional hockey player (of Lebanese descent)
  • Fabian Joseph - former professional hockey player (Canada men's national ice hockey team) (of Lebanese descent)
  • Ramzi Abid - professional hockey player (of Tunisian descent)
  • John Makdessi - professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter (of Lebanese descent)
  • Jean Sayegh - water polo player (of Lebanese descent)
  • Rami Sebei - professional wrestler, under the ring names Sami Zayn and El Generico

Others[edit]

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