Moroccan Canadian

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Moroccan Canadian
Total population
71,910
(by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
est. 100,000 [2]
Regions with significant populations
Montreal
Languages
French, Arabic, Berber
Religion
Predominantly Sunni Islam, with a
Judaism and Christianity minorities.

A Moroccan Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Moroccan descent or a Morocco-born person who resides in Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 71,910 Canadians who claimed full or partial Moroccan ancestry. However, the Canadian embassy in Morocco estimates that at least 120,000 Moroccans currently reside in Canada.[2]

History[edit]

Moroccans began arriving in Canada in the mid 1960 in search of employment and a new life. Between 1962 to 1993, 40,000 settled in Canada. The next wave of Moroccan migration came in the late 1990s. Moroccan immigrants settled mainly in the Province of Quebec, but there are also communities in Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Due to the fact that many Moroccans living in Canada are not registered with the Moroccan authorities, the real weight of the Moroccan community in Canada may be underestimated. In recent years, Moroccans have become more organized as have other communities in Canada, and are starting to form communities across the country. There are at least 20 Moroccan organizations in Canada.[citation needed]

At the 2001 Canadian Census there were 21,355 Canadians who indicated Moroccan descent with over 16,000 of them, about 75% of the total population, residing in Montreal.[3]

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Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Powell, John. Encyclopedia of North American Immigration (Facts on File library of American history). Infobase Publishing. January 1, 2009. ISBN 143811012X, 9781438110127. p. 195.

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