Arab Canadians

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Arab Canadians
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Total population
470,965 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)[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 2011 Census there were 380,620 Canadians who claimed Arab ancestry.[2] According to the 2011 Census there were 470,965 Canadians who claimed that Arabic is their first language spoken at home.[3] According to the 2011 Census there were 661,750 Canadians who claimed full or partial ancestry from an Arabic-speaking country.[4] 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 and 2011 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[5] 1.2%

By Arabic-speaking country[edit]

Country Arabs 2011[6]
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 190,275
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 73,250
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 71,910
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq 49,680
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 49,110
Flag of Syria.svg Syria 40,840
Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine 31,245
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 16,595
Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 15,125
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 9,425
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 7,955
Flag of Libya.svg Libya 5,515
Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen 3,945
Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 2,240
Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab, n.o.s. 94,640
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 661,750

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)
  • Jad Hammoud - Lead singer and guitarist in Tall Trees Indie/Rock Band (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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