Egyptian Canadians

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Egyptian Canadians
Total population
73,250 (by birth) - 250,000+ (by ancestry) 2011 Census[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario: Mississauga, Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke), Hamilton, Kitchener; Quebec: Montreal, Laval, Quebec City; etc.
Egyptian Arabic, Coptic, Sa'idi Arabic, Canadian English, Canadian French
Predominantly: Christianity (Coptic Orthodox (majority), smaller groups of other Orthodox & Catholic communities)
Minority: Islam (Sunni)[2]

Egyptian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Egyptian descent, first-generation Egyptian immigrants, or descendants of Egyptians who emigrated to Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 73,250 Canadian citizens who are born in Egypt,[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 over 200,000 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, Eastern Orthodox and Protestants.[3] Most Egyptian Canadians are concentrated in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Multicultural Canada: the Coptic Orthodox form the largest number of Egyptian Canadians, while there are small - but notable - minorities such as the Catholics and Muslims, respectively". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  3. ^ Magocsi, Paul Robert (1999). Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 460. ISBN 0802029388.

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