163,290 (by ancestry, ) 2011 Census
Regions with significant populations
Greater Toronto Area, Vancouver, Montreal
Canadian English, French, Persian, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Arabic, and other languages of Iran
Twelver Shi'a Islam, Minorities of Sunni Islam, No Religion, Bahá'í Faith, Christianity ( Anglicanism and Catholicism), Judaism, and Zoroastrianism
Iranian Canadian [1 ] is a [2 ] Canadian citizen of Iranian national background or descent. Their numbers are estimated as 121,510 from the 2006 Canadian census and the main communities can be found in [3 ] 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.
Montreal there are not more than 15,000.
Estimated numbers for Toronto are around 65,000, in Vancouver they range up to 40,000 and in
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
Jian Ghomeshi, member of Moxy Früvous, former host of CBC's "play" former host of "Q" on CBC Radio 1
Pardis Parker, award-winning director, writer, actor, and comedian
Nima Mazhari, painter, photographer and husband of ex- Olympic biathlete Myriam Bédard, convicted and sentenced in June 2007 for stealing paintings from the late painter Ghitta Caiserman
Fariborz Lachini, music composer
Sanaz Mazinani, photographer and curator
Parviz Tanavoli, sculptor and painter
Ramin Karimloo, West End Performer, playing the lead role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's and the sequel The Phantom of the Opera Love Never Dies.
Marina Nemat, author
Reza Baraheni, novelist, poet, critic, and political activist
Siamak Hariri, architect
Hossein Amanat, architect, urban designer
Fariborz Sahba, architect
Reza Aliabadi, architect
Beauty pageant [ edit ]
Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss Canada 2003, 1st runner-up of Miss World 2003, actress, singer-songwriter, human rights activist, wife of Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay
Ramona Amiri, Miss World Canada 2005, semifinalist of Miss World 2005
Samantha Tajik, Miss Universe Canada 2008
Sahar Biniaz, 2nd runner-up of Miss Tourism Queen International 2008, Miss Universe Canada 2012
Business [ edit ]
Entertainment [ edit ]
Foundations [ edit ]
Naft Club, Canadian Oil & Gas Professionals with Persian Heritage
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.
Religion [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]