Israelis began migrating to the Canada shortly after the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. Thus, during the 1950s and early 1960s, began the first wave of Israeli immigration to Canada when many Israelis emigrated to that country. A second wave of immigration began in the 1970s and has continued ever since. The number of Israeli immigrants in Canada is not known with certainty, as estimates vary between 20,000 and 30,000 Israeli settled in Canada during that decade. Therefore, the actual number of Israeli immigrants in Canada is an issue that has been hotly debated since 1980. Thus, many Canadian Israelis had previously established in other countries.
Israeli immigration to Canada is developing a number of reasons during the 1980s and 1990s:[clarification needed] One is the war between Israelis and Palestinians. Also adquisción[clarification needed] of North American culture (fashion and entertainment forms) originated many of Israelis would like to have the economic and educational opportunities in Canada, as well as having high taxes and lack of housing available in their homeland.[clarification needed]