Saudi Canadians

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Saudi Canadians
سعوديون كنديون
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Total population
7,955[1] (2011 Canada Census)
Regions with significant populations
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Calgary
Languages
Arabic (Saudi Arabic), English and French
Religion
Islam

Saudi Canadians (Arabic: سعوديون كنديون‎ lit. So’odioon Canadioon) are Canadians of Saudi descent or Saudis who have Canadian citizenship. According to the 2011 Census there were 7,955 Canadians who claimed Saudi ancestry.[2]

Demography[edit]

Most Saudi Canadians speak Arabic, English or French. According to the 2011 Census there were 7,955 Canadians who claimed Saudi ancestry.[3]

Until August 2018, there were over 16,000 Saudi students on government scholarships in Canada.[4] There were more than 15,000 Saudi students in Canada in 2007, including 800 resident physicians and specialists who provided care to the Canadian population.[5] In 2015, Saudi Arabian students represented 3% of total foreign students in Canada.[6] Official figures provided by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada (SACB) indicated that in 2014 there were 16,000 Saudi scholarship students in Canada and 1,000 medical trainees.[4]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Fast Facts". Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "CANADA-SAUDI ARABIA RELATIONS". Canadian Government. 9 May 2007. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Brexit, Trump election drive university students to Canada, but will they stay here? | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "About Raif Badawi". RaifBadawi.org. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
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  9. ^ https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ensaf-haidar-ban-the-burqa/

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