Kurdish Canadians Total population 16,315 (2016 census)  Regions with significant populations Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton Languages Kurdish, Canadian English, Canadian French, (some knowledge of Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Syriac) Religion Islam (majority Sunni, minority Alevi), Yazidism, Zoroastrian (Dersim Alevi), and a significant number of Yarsan, Shabak and Kurdish Christians Related ethnic groups Iranian people ( Yazidis, Zazas) Kurdish Canadians may refer to people born in or residing in Canada of Kurdish origin.
The Kurdish community in the Canada is 16,315
based on the  2016 Canadian Census, among which the Iraqi Kurds make up the largest group of Kurds in Canada, exceeding the numbers of Kurds from Turkey, Iran and Syria.
Canada, Kurdish immigration was largely the result of the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf War and Syrian Civil War. Thus, many Iraqi Kurds immigrated to Canada due to the constant wars and suppression of Kurds and Shiites by the Iraqi government.
Like all Canadians with origins in
West Asia, Kurdish Canadians are legally defined as a visible minority, irrespective of their appearance. 
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