Egyptian Canadian

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Egyptian Canadians
Total population
73,250 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario: Mississauga, Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke), Hamilton, Kitchener; Quebec: Montreal, Laval, Quebec City; etc.
English, French, Egyptian Arabic
Majority: Christianity (Coptic Orthodox,[2] with smaller groups of other Orthodox, and Catholic communities).
Minority: Islam (Sunni) [3]

Egyptian Canadians are Canadians of Egyptian ancestry, first-generation Egyptian immigrants, or descendants of Egyptians who emigrated to Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 73,250 Canadians who claimed full or partial Egyptian ancestry,[1] having an increase compared to those in the 2006 Census, making them by far the second largest group of people with Arabic-speaking roots. The largest religious group among Egyptian Canadians are the Coptic Orthodox Christians, who number around 50,000 members in Canada. Muslims constitute a smaller portion of the Egyptian community in Canada, belonging to the Sunni sect of Islam. A small number of Egyptian Christians who immigrated to Canada include Coptic Catholics and Protestants. In addition to Coptic Christians, there are also small groups of non-native Christians from Egypt, such as Armenians, Greeks, and Syro-Lebanese, who belong to Armenian, Eastern Orthodox, or Melkite Catholic churches.[4] There is even a small Jewish community that exists, due to Egypt's expulsion of its Jewish community in the late 1950s.
Most Egyptian Canadians are concentrated in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]