Egyptian Canadian

Egyptian Canadian

infobox ethnic group
group = Egyptian Canadians
caption =
poptime = 54,875 (2006 census) [ [ Ethnic Origin (247), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census] ]
60,000+ (2008 est.) [ [ Egyptian Canadian Friendship Association] ]
popplace = Ontario: Mississauga, Toronto (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke), Hamilton, Kitchener; Quebec: Montreal, Laval, Quebec City; etc.
langs = English, Egyptian Arabic, Coptic
rels = Predominantly: Coptic Orthodox Christianity. [ Canada Free Press: According to the Canadian Coptic Association, there are approximately 50,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada.] ]
Minorities include: Catholicism, Islam. [ 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] ]

Egyptian Canadians are Canadians of Egyptian ancestry, first-generation Egyptian immigrants, or descendants of Egyptians who immigrated to Canada. According to the 2006 Census, there were 54,875 Egyptians in Canada, [ [ 2006 Census Data: Ethnic Groups in Canada] ] while more recent estimates by Egyptian Canadian Associations total 60,000 [] . The largest religious group among Egyptian Canadians are the Coptic Orthodox Christians, who number around 50,000 members in Canada, although there are other groups that have a small presence, such as the Catholics and Muslims.

ee also

*Ethnic groups in Canada
*Coptic Egyptians
*List of Coptic Egyptians
*Coptic Orthodoxy in Canada
*List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Canada

External links

* [ The first Coptic Orthodox Egyptian Church in Canada]
* [ Canadian Coptic Centre]
* [ Egyptian-Canadian Friendship Association]


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