Arab Canadians

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Arab Canadians
Total population
380,620 (2011 Census)[1]750,925 (Canadian Arab Institute)[2]
Languages
Religion
Related ethnic groups

Arab Canadians come from all of the countries of the Arab world. According to the 2011 Census there were 380,620 Canadians who claimed Arab ancestry.[3] According to the 2011 Census there were 661,750 Canadians who claimed full or partial ancestry from an Arabic-speaking country.[4] The large majority of the Canadians of Arab origin population live in either Ontario or Quebec.

2011 Census[edit]

The distribution of the Arab population of Canada according to the 2001 Census and 2011 Census was as follows:

Province or territory Arabs 2001 % 2001 Arabs 2011 % 2011
 Quebec 73,345 1.0% 166,260 2.2%
 Ontario 88,545 0.8% 151,645 1.2%
 Alberta 19,320 0.7% 34,920 1.0%
 British Columbia 6,605 0.2% 14,090 0.3%
 Nova Scotia 3,610 0.4% 6,285 0.7%
 Manitoba 1,230 0.1% 3,240 0.3%
 Saskatchewan 900 0.1% 2,095 0.2%
 New Brunswick 580 0.1% 1,380 0.2%
 Newfoundland and Labrador 270 0.1% 370 0.1%
 Prince Edward Island 175 0.0% 200 0.1%
 Northwest Territories 80 0.2% 110 0.3%
 Nunavut 10 0.0% 15 0.0%
 Yukon 10 0.0% 0 0.0%
 Canada 194,685 0.7% 380,620[5] 1.2%

By Arabic-speaking country[edit]

Country Arabs 2011[6]
 Lebanon 190,275
 Egypt 73,250
 Morocco 71,910
 Iraq 49,680
 Algeria 49,110
 Syria 40,840
 Palestine 31,245
 Sudan 16,595
 Tunisia 15,125
 Jordan 9,425
 Saudi Arabia 7,955
 Libya 5,515
 Yemen 3,945
 Kuwait 2,240
Arab League Arab, n.o.s. 94,640
 Canada total 661,750

Notable individuals[edit]

Business[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Political activists[edit]

Filmmakers[edit]

Singers[edit]

  • Paul Anka - singer (of Lebanese descent)
  • Belly - rap/hip hop artist (of Palestinian descent)
  • Andy Kim - pop singer/songwriter (of Lebanese descent)
  • K.Maro - rapper (of Lebanese descent)
  • Kristina Maria - rapper (of Lebanese descent)
  • Massari - pop and hip-hop singer (of Lebanese descent)
  • Nasri - reggae and pop singer (of Palestinian descent)
  • The Narcicyst - rapper (of Iraqi descent)
  • Vaï - rapper, hip hop singer (of Moroccan descent)
  • Karl Wolf - singer (of Lebanese descent)

Sportsmen[edit]

Others[edit]

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