Egyptian Canadian

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Egyptian Canadians
Total population
73,250 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario: Mississauga, Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke), Hamilton, Kitchener; Quebec: Montreal, Laval, Quebec City; etc.
Languages
Canadian English, Egyptian Arabic, Quebec French, Armenian
Religion
Predominantly: Coptic Orthodox Christianity.[2]
Minorities: Sunni Islam,[3] Coptic Catholic Christianity, Coptic Evangelical Christianity, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch [4]

Egyptian Canadians are Canadians of Egyptian ancestry, first-generation Egyptian immigrants, or descendants of Egyptians who emmigrated to Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 73,250 Canadians who claimed full or partial Egyptian ancestry,[5] having an increase compared to those in the 2006 Census, making them by far the second largest group of people with Arabic-speaking roots. The largest religious group among Egyptian Canadians are the Coptic Orthodox Christians, who number around 50,000 members in Canada,[2] although there are other groups that have a smaller presence, such as the Sunni Muslims, Coptic Catholic Christians,[3] Coptic Evangelical Christians, Lebanese Egyptians, Syro-Lebanese Egyptians, Armenian Egyptians. Most Egyptian Canadians are concentrated in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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