Iranian Canadian

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Iranian Canadian
ایرانیان کانادا
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Total population
163,290 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)
Regions with significant populations
Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, Montreal
Languages
Canadian English, French, Persian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish and other languages of Iran
Religion
no religion, Islam, Bahá'í Faith, Christianity (Anglicanism and Catholicism), Judaism and Zoroastrian

An Iranian Canadian [1][2] is a Canadian citizen of Iranian national background or descent. Their numbers are estimated as 121,510[3] from the 2006 Canadian census and the main communities can be found in Southern Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec; the vast majority, however, live in the northern suburbs of Toronto such as Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, and Thornhill, and in the municipalities of Vancouver such as: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam. An estimated total of 46,255 Iranians currently reside in the Greater Toronto Area, 29,265 in the Greater Vancouver Area, 9,535 in the Greater Montreal Area, and the remainder are spread out in the other major cities in Canada based on the 2006 Canadian Census.

However, these numbers only represent the people who immigrated from Iran and filled out the census survey. There are an estimated 50,000 more Iranians who did not fill out the survey and were born outside Iran including Canada.[citation needed] Estimated numbers for Toronto are around 65,000, in Vancouver they range up to 40,000 and in Montreal there are not more than 15,000.

A list of notable Canadians of Iranian descent[edit]

Editorial team of SHAHRVAND Weekly in Toronto which is the largest Persian newspaper in Canada.

Academia[edit]

"Persian Plaza" in Toronto's Yonge Street (North York Section). 2014

Art and literature[edit]

Relief sculpture with Persian Imperial Guardsman. 5th century BC. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Beauty pageant[edit]

Business[edit]

Foundations[edit]

  • Naft Club, Canadian Oil & Gas Professionals with Persian Heritage

Crime[edit]

Journalism[edit]

ITC TV, one of Persian-language TV stations in Toronto

Various Persian-language media (including TV and newspapers) are active in Canada. Shahrvand and Salam Toronto are two of them which covers the local events as well.[5]

Politicians[edit]

Reza Moridi, Persian-born Canadian politician.

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