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 or territory Arabs 2001 % 2001 Arabs 2011 % 2011
 Quebec 73,345 1.0% 166,260 2.2%
 Ontario 88,545 0.8% 151,645 1.2%
 Alberta 19,320 0.7% 34,920 1.0%
 British Columbia 6,605 0.2% 14,090 0.3%
 Nova Scotia 3,610 0.4% 6,285 0.7%
 Manitoba 1,230 0.1% 3,240 0.3%
 Saskatchewan 900 0.1% 2,095 0.2%
 New Brunswick 580 0.1% 1,380 0.2%
 Newfoundland and Labrador 270 0.1% 370 0.1%
 Prince Edward Island 175 0.0% 200 0.1%
 Northwest Territories 80 0.2% 110 0.3%
 Nunavut 10 0.0% 15 0.0%
 Yukon 10 0.0% 0 0.0%
 Canada 194,685 0.7% 380,620[5] 1.2%

By Arabic-speaking country[edit]

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]