Moroccan Canadian

Moroccan Canadian
Moroccan Canadians
Total population
44,630 to 100,000[1][2]
Regions with significant populations

English, French, Arabic, Berber, Spanish


predominantly Muslim

Moroccan Canadians are Canadian citizens and residents of Moroccan origin or descent. In the 2006 census, 44,630 persons listed Moroccan as their ethnic origin (among whom 16,520 also listed other origins.[1]. However, the Canadian embassy in Morocco estimates that at least 100,000 Moroccans currently reside in Canada [2]



Moroccans began arriving in Canada in the mid 1960. Coming in search of employment and a new life. Between 1962 to 1993, 40,000 settled in Canada. The next wave of Moroccan migration came in the late 1990s. Moroccan immigrants settled mainly in Quebec, but there are also communities in Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Many Moroccans living in Canada are not registered at the Moroccan Consulate in Montreal. Lately Moroccans have become more organized as have other communities in Canada, and are starting to form communities across the country. There are at least 20 Moroccan organizations in Canada.[citation needed]


Notable people

See also

  • Canada-Morocco relations


External links

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