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Arab Canadians (French: les Canadiens Arabes) come from all of the countries of the Arab world. According to the 2016 Census there were 948,330 Canadians who claimed Arab ancestry.[1] According to the 2011 Census there were 661,750 Canadians who claimed full or partial ancestry from an Arabic-speaking country.[2] The large majority of the Canadians of Arab origin population live in either Ontario or Quebec. Not all Canadians from the Arab world are Arabs, there are also communities of Armenians, Assyrians, Copts, Kurds, Turcomans, Berbers, and those who espouse a Phoenician or Aramean heritage (see Phoenicianism and Arameanism).

Arab Canadians
Canadiens Arabes
Total population
523,235 (2016 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta
Languages
Religion
Related ethnic groups

DemographicsEdit

The distribution of the Arab population of Canada according to the 2001 Census, 2011 Census, and 2016 Census was as follows:

Province or territory Arabs 2001 % 2001 Arabs 2011 % 2011 Arabs 2016 % 2016
  Québec 73,345 1.0% 166,260 2.2% 213,740 2.7%
  Ontario 88,545 0.8% 151,645 1.2% 210,435 1.6%
  Alberta 19,320 0.7% 34,920 1.0% 56,700 1.4%
  British Columbia 6,605 0.2% 14,090 0.3% 19,840 0.4%
  Nova Scotia 3,610 0.4% 6,285 0.7% 8,110 0.9%
  Manitoba 1,230 0.1% 3,240 0.3% 5,030 0.4%
  Saskatchewan 900 0.1% 2,095 0.2% 4,300 0.4%
  New Brunswick 580 0.1% 1,380 0.2% 2,960 0.4%
  Newfoundland and Labrador 270 0.1% 370 0.1% 1,375 0.3%
  Prince Edward Island 175 0.0% 200 0.1% 585 0.4%
  Northwest Territories 80 0.2% 110 0.3% 100 0.2%
  Nunavut 10 0.0% 15 0.0% 40 0.1%
  Yukon 10 0.0% 0 0.0% 10 0.0%
  Canada 194,685 0.7% 380,620[1] 1.2% 523,235[1] 1.5%

By Arabic-speaking countryEdit

Country 2016[2]
  Lebanon 219,555
  Morocco 103,940
  Egypt 99,140
  Syria 77,045
  Iraq 70,925
  Algeria 67,335
  Somalia 62,550
  Palestine 44,820
  Tunisia 25,645
  Sudan 19,960
  Jordan 14,250
  Mauritania 9,325
  Libya 7,740
  Saudi Arabia 6,810
  Yemen 6,645
  Kuwait 2,235
  Djibouti 1,710
  Arab, n.o.s. 111,400
  Canada total 948,330

Notable individualsEdit

BusinessEdit

PoliticiansEdit

Political activistsEdit

FilmmakersEdit

  • Anisa Mehdi - Emmy Award-winning film director, journalist and director of Inside Mecca (of Iraqi descent)
  • Donald Shebib - documentary filmmaker (of Lebanese descent)
  • Yassmina Karajah[1] - screenwriter and director of Rupture (of Jordanian-Palestinian descent)

SingersEdit

  • Paul Anka - singer (of Syrian 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)
  • Narcy - rapper (of Iraqi descent)
  • Vaï - rapper, hip hop singer (of Moroccan descent)
  • Karl Wolf - singer (of Lebanese descent)
  • Zaho - singer (of Algerian descent)

SportsmenEdit

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Statistics Canada. "2016 Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Le Devoir". ledevoir.com.

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