Country: Canada

Number of People Groups

257

People Groups Unreached

47

Total Population

34,548,000

Unreached Population

2,093,000

% Christian Adherent

72.3%

% Evangelical

7.7 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (72.3%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Abnaki-Penobscot 2,500 French Christianity 97.0 % 3.0 %
 Acadian, Cajun 28,000 French Christianity 97.0 % 1.2 %
 African-Americans 122,000 English Christianity 94.0 % 20.0 %
 Afrikaner 9,600 Afrikaans Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
Afro-Antiguan 1,400 English Christianity 92.0 % 15.0 %
Afro-Bahamian 400 Bahamas Creole English Christianity 92.0 % 32.0 %
Afro-Caribbean, other 101,000 English Christianity 91.7 % 20.0 %
Afro-Grenadian 6,300 Grenadian Creole English Christianity 70.0 % 20.0 %
 Afro-Guyanese 31,000 Guyanese Creole English Christianity 83.0 % 22.0 %
Afro-Kittitians 900 Antigua and Barbuda Creole English Christianity 91.0 % 23.0 %
Afro-Vincentian 5,000 Vincentian Creole English Christianity 85.0 % 32.0 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 1,300 Akan Christianity 70.0 % 25.0 %
Albanian, general 20,000 Albanian, Tosk Christianity 48.0 % 1.3 %
 Albanian, Gheg 1,100 Albanian, Gheg Islam 32.0 % 0.2 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 21,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.9 %
Algonquin 1,700 Algonquin Christianity 96.0 % 6.0 %
 Americans, U.S. 304,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 29.0 %
 Amerindian, Detribalized 135,000 English Christianity 90.0 % 20.0 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 700 Amharic Christianity 77.0 % 6.0 %
 Amish 16,000 German, Pennsylvania Christianity 99.0 % 3.0 %
 Anglo-Australian 3,200 English Christianity 70.0 % 13.0 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 1,200 English Christianity 76.0 % 17.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 35,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Christianity 60.0 % 4.5 %
 Arab, Iraqi 24,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Jordanian 4,500 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Kuwait 1,000 Arabic, Gulf Spoken Islam 1.9 % 0.8 %
 Arab, Lebanese 138,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Christianity 70.0 % 1.5 %
 Arab, Libyan 1,900 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Moroccan 30,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Northern Yemeni 1,200 Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Islam 0.4 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Omani 300 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Arab, Palestinian 47,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Christianity 75.0 % 5.0 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 1,600 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 700 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Sudanese 11,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 14,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.0 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Tunisian 6,500 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Arab-Middle Eastern, general 131,000 English Islam 37.0 % 3.5 %
 Argentinian White 3,300 Spanish Christianity 96.0 % 9.0 %
 Armenian 32,000 Armenian Christianity 90.0 % 5.0 %
Assiniboin 2,800 Assiniboine Christianity 96.0 % 17.0 %
 Assyrian 6,500 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 100.0 % 3.0 %
Atikamek 5,900 Atikamekw Christianity 96.0 % 7.0 %
Austrian, Bavarian 29,000 Bavarian Christianity 90.0 % 0.5 %
 Azerbaijani, North 1,600 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
Babine 2,500 Babine Christianity 97.0 % 10.0 %
 Bambara 700 Bamanankan Islam 4.0 % 1.6 %
 Barbadian 13,000 English Christianity 97.0 % 24.0 %
 Basque 800 Basque Christianity 91.0 % 0.5 %
Beaver, Tsattine 800 Beaver Christianity 96.0 % 15.0 %
 Belarusian 4,900 Belarusan Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Belize Creole 100 Belize Kriol English Christianity 70.0 % 18.0 %
Bella Coola 1,100 Bella Coola Christianity 98.0 % 10.0 %
 Bengal 39,000 Bengali Islam 1.2 % 0.3 %
 Berber, Kabyle 10,000 Kabyle Islam 4.0 % 2.0 %
Black African, general 314,000 Swahili Christianity 74.0 % 25.0 %
Blackfoot 17,000 Blackfoot Christianity 96.0 % 25.0 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 1,600 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 16.0 %
 Bosniak 16,000 Bosnian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Brazilian, general 4,500 Portuguese Christianity 92.0 % 26.0 %
 British 640,000 English Christianity 75.0 % 12.0 %
 Brunei Malay 4,600 Brunei Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Bulgarian 18,000 Bulgarian Christianity 79.0 % 1.2 %
 Burmese 2,200 Burmese Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
Cameroonian Creole, Detribalized 3,800 French Christianity 80.0 % 15.0 %
 Canadians, English-Speaking 14,347,000 English Christianity 80.4 % 10.5 %
Caribbean, other 14,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 14.0 %
Carrier 1,500 Carrier Christianity 96.0 % 19.0 %
Carrier, Southern 700 Carrier, Southern Christianity 96.0 % 19.0 %
Cayuga 3,500 Cayuga Christianity 92.0 % 10.0 %
Chilcotin 2,800 Chilcotin Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
 Chilean 21,000 Spanish Christianity 88.0 % 18.0 %
 Chinese, general 1,070,000 Chinese, Mandarin E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 8.0 %
Chinook Wawa 100 Chinook Wawa Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
Chipewyan 12,000 Dene Christianity 96.0 % 25.0 %
 Colombian 33,000 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 8.0 %
Comox 1,200 Comox Christianity 92.0 % 20.0 %
 Costa Rican 1,600 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 14.8 %
Cree, Central 6,900 Cree, Moose Christianity 97.0 % 25.0 %
Cree, Eastern Coastal 6,100 Cree, Northern East Christianity 97.0 % 25.0 %
 Cree, Eastern Inland 8,400 Cree, Southern East Christianity 95.0 % 25.0 %
Cree, French, Mitchif 600 Michif Christianity 97.0 % 3.0 %
Cree, Swampy 6,900 Cree, Swampy Christianity 97.0 % 25.0 %
 Cree, Western 73,000 Cree, Plains Christianity 97.0 % 10.0 %
Cree, Woods 73,000 Cree, Woods Christianity 96.0 % 15.0 %
Creoles, Mauritian 1,700 Morisyen Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
 Croat 60,000 Croatian Christianity 91.0 % 0.8 %
Cuban 4,400 Spanish Christianity 68.0 % 8.8 %
Cypriots, Greek 900 Greek Christianity 89.0 % 1.5 %
 Czech 25,000 Czech Non-Religious 28.0 % 0.8 %
Dakota, Sioux 1,200 Dakota Christianity 98.0 % 20.0 %
 Danish 36,000 Danish Christianity 94.0 % 5.0 %
Deaf Unknown American Sign Language Christianity 72.0 % 15.0 %
 Dinka 400 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
Ditidaht 900 Ditidaht Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
 Dogrib 3,600 Dogrib Christianity 95.0 % 15.0 %
 Dominicans 13,000 Spanish Christianity 84.0 % 17.0 %
 Dutch 321,000 Dutch Christianity 55.0 % 5.0 %
 Ecuadorian 11,000 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 8.5 %
 Eskimo, Alaskan, North 6,900 Inupiatun, North Alaskan Christianity 96.0 % 35.0 %
Eskimo, Western Canadian 26,000 English Christianity 90.0 % 35.0 %
 Estonian 8,900 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 5.0 %
European, general 137,000 English Christianity 67.8 % 9.0 %
 Fijian 6,700 Fijian Christianity 93.0 % 25.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 340,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.0 % 18.0 %
Finnish 32,000 Finnish Christianity 87.0 % 14.0 %
Fleming 8,400 Vlaams Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
French-Canadian 7,407,000 French Christianity 75.0 % 0.8 %
Frisian, Western 1,100 Frisian, Western Christianity 84.0 % 3.0 %
 Fulfulde, Fulani 600 Fulfulde, Borgu Islam 1.4 % 0.3 %
 Ganda, Luganda 2,200 Ganda Christianity 84.0 % 21.0 %
 Georgian 700 Georgian Christianity 94.0 % 1.5 %
 German 710,000 German, Standard Christianity 78.0 % 3.8 %
 German Swiss 27,000 German, Swiss Christianity 88.0 % 4.4 %
Gitxsan 900 Gitxsan Christianity 92.0 % 10.0 %
Goanese 1,600 Konkani, Goan Christianity 91.0 % 2.0 %
 Greek 117,000 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.6 %
 Guadeloupean Creole French 200 Guadeloupean Creole French Christianity 92.0 % 4.0 %
 Guarani, Paraguayan 300 Guarani, Paraguayan Christianity 89.0 % 7.0 %
Guatemalan White 11,000 Spanish Christianity 94.0 % 24.0 %
 Gujarati 1,700 Gujarati Hinduism 0.9 % 0.1 %
Gwich'in, Kutchin 500 Gwich'in Christianity 96.0 % 5.0 %
Gypsy, English, Romanichal 3,600 English Christianity 80.0 % 9.0 %
Haida 1,300 Haida, Northern Christianity 93.0 % 10.0 %
Haisla 1,500 Haisla Christianity 92.0 % 6.0 %
 Haitian 75,000 Haitian Christianity 95.0 % 22.0 %
 Hakka 5,400 Chinese, Hakka E Ethnic Religions 2.1 % 2.0 %
Halkomelem 9,800 Halkomelem Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 13,000 Chinese, Min Nan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 4.0 %
Heiltsuk 1,800 Heiltsuk Christianity 91.0 % 15.0 %
 Hindi 253,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.9 % 0.3 %
 Hmong Daw 600 Hmong Daw E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Honduran 3,600 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 23.0 %
 Hungarian 94,000 Hungarian Christianity 90.0 % 4.0 %
 Hutterite 35,000 Hutterisch Christianity 95.0 % 20.0 %
Hutu, Rundi 4,300 Rundi Christianity 90.0 % 28.0 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 4,700 Rwanda Christianity 84.0 % 21.0 %
Icelander 11,000 Icelandic Christianity 94.0 % 4.0 %
 Igbo, Ibo 500 Igbo Christianity 93.0 % 33.0 %
Inuit 400 Inuinnaqtun Christianity 55.0 % 1.5 %
Inuit, Eastern Canadian 34,000 Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
Irish 525,000 English Christianity 91.0 % 2.0 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 7,300 Irish Christianity 93.0 % 1.0 %
 Italian 785,000 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.3 %
 Iu Mien 100 Iu Mien E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 7.0 %
 Jamaicans 142,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 90.0 % 27.0 %
 Japanese 43,000 Japanese Buddhism 3.0 % 0.8 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 69,000 Yiddish, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.5 %
 Jew, English Speaking 231,000 English E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Jew, Israeli 20,000 Hebrew E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.3 %
Kaska 1,100 Kaska Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
 Kazakh 6,800 Kazakh Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Khmer, Central 21,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 1.0 % 0.6 %
 Korean 142,000 Korean Christianity 61.0 % 35.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,900 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Kwakiutl 4,800 Kwakiutl Christianity 96.0 % 15.0 %
 Kyrgyz 1,400 Kyrgyz Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Lakota 13,000 Lakota Christianity 60.0 % 2.0 %
 Lao 23,000 Lao Buddhism 5.0 % 3.0 %
Latin American, general 272,000 Spanish Christianity 91.7 % 15.0 %
Latvian 8,200 Latvian, Standard Christianity 99.0 % 10.0 %
Lillooet 4,100 Lillooet Christianity 93.0 % 14.0 %
Lingala 3,200 Lingala Christianity 92.0 % 26.0 %
 Lithuanian 14,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.6 %
Luxemburger 600 Luxembourgeois Christianity 91.0 % 0.5 %
 Macedonian 20,000 Macedonian Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
Malagasy 800 Malagasy, Plateau Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Malay 12,000 Malay Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Malayali 17,000 Malayalam Hinduism 6.0 % 2.0 %
Maltese 14,000 Maltese Christianity 97.5 % 1.2 %
Manx 400 English Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
 Maori, New Zealanders 100 Maori Christianity 87.0 % 25.0 %
 Maya, Yucatan 1,000 Maya, Yucatec Christianity 89.0 % 50.0 %
 Mennonites 118,000 Plautdietsch Christianity 94.0 % 40.0 %
 Mexican 28,000 Spanish Christianity 92.0 % 8.0 %
 Micmac 16,000 Micmac Christianity 97.0 % 12.0 %
Mohawk 27,000 Mohawk Christianity 96.0 % 12.0 %
 Mongol, Khalka 1,100 Mongolian, Halh E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 1.1 %
Montagnais 12,000 Montagnais Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
 Montenegrin 700 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.0 %
Montserratans 300 Antigua and Barbuda Creole English Christianity 88.0 % 23.0 %
Naskapi 1,400 Naskapi Christianity 70.0 % 15.0 %
Nass-Gitksian 6,400 Nisga'a Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
 Nicaraguan, Mestizo 6,900 Spanish Christianity 91.0 % 26.0 %
North African, general 43,000 English Islam 0.5 % 0.3 %
 Norwegian 47,000 Norwegian Christianity 93.0 % 11.0 %
Nuu Chah Nulth, Nootka 7,700 Nuu-chah-nulth Christianity 92.0 % 4.6 %
Ojibwa, Central 8,200 Ojibwa, Central Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Ojibwa, Eastern 30,000 Ojibwa, Eastern Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
Ojibwa, Northwestern 23,000 Ojibwa, Northwestern Christianity 97.0 % 25.0 %
Ojibwa, Severn 10,000 Ojibwa, Severn Christianity 96.0 % 10.0 %
Ojibwa, Western 69,000 Ojibwa, Western Christianity 96.0 % 25.0 %
Okanagon 4,500 Okanagan Christianity 92.0 % 10.0 %
Oneida 2,100 Oneida Christianity 93.0 % 10.0 %
Onondaga 21,000 Onondaga Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
Ottawa 62,000 Ottawa Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
 Panamanian, Mestizo 1,100 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 19.0 %
 Parsee 7,000 Parsi O Other / Small 0.2 % 0.2 %
Part-Indian, Metis 359,000 English Christianity 73.0 % 15.0 %
 Pashtun, Northern 44,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Passamaquoddy, Malecite 2,100 Malecite-Passamaquoddy Christianity 96.0 % 25.0 %
 Persian 124,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 13.0 % 10.0 %
 Peruvian 14,000 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 12.0 %
 Polish 285,000 Polish Christianity 91.0 % 0.6 %
 Portuguese 278,000 Portuguese Christianity 96.0 % 4.0 %
Potawatomi 5,000 Potawatomi Christianity 60.0 %
Puerto Ricans 300 Spanish Christianity 93.0 % 25.0 %
 Punjabi 871,000 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 2.5 % 1.5 %
 Romani, Sinte 3,500 Romani, Sinte Christianity 85.0 % 15.0 %
 Romani, Vlax 17,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.0 % 15.0 %
 Romanian 85,000 Romanian Christianity 81.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 104,000 Russian Christianity 70.0 % 1.2 %
 Salvadorians 45,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 32.0 %
Sarsi 900 Sarsi Christianity 93.0 % 10.0 %
Sechelt 800 Sechelt Christianity 89.0 % 10.0 %
Sekani 800 Sekani Christianity 91.0 % 10.0 %
 Serb 49,000 Serbian Christianity 85.0 % 0.2 %
 Seychellese Creole 500 Seselwa Creole French Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
Shuswap 8,100 Shuswap Christianity 91.0 % 10.0 %
 Sinhalese 4,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.8 % 1.5 %
Slave, Tinne 4,200 Slavey, South Christianity 96.0 % 3.0 %
Slavey, Northern 1,800 Slavey, North Christianity 75.0 % 3.0 %
 Slovak 22,000 Slovak Christianity 80.0 % 2.5 %
Slovene 16,000 Slovene Christianity 95.0 % 0.5 %
 Somali 37,000 Somali Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 South Asian, general 189,000 Hindi Hinduism 28.0 % 7.0 %
 Spaniard 72,000 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 0.7 %
Squamish 2,500 Squamish Christianity 92.0 % 3.0 %
Stoney 4,200 Stoney Christianity 96.0 % 30.0 %
Straits Salish 4,400 Salish, Straits Christianity 92.0 % 20.0 %
 Swedish 30,000 Swedish Christianity 73.0 % 8.0 %
Tahltan 1,100 Tahltan Christianity 92.0 % 10.0 %
 Tajik, Afghan 13,000 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 19,000 Tamil Hinduism 20.0 % 6.0 %
 Tatar 600 Tatar Islam 1.2 % 0.3 %
 Thai, Central 4,500 Thai Buddhism 0.7 % 0.2 %
Thompson, Ntlakyapamuk 4,400 Thompson Christianity 91.0 % 10.0 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 9,400 Tigrigna Christianity 95.0 % 9.0 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 300 Tigre Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tlingit 1,300 Tlingit Christianity 96.0 % 20.0 %
 Trinidadian 25,000 English Christianity 85.0 % 20.0 %
Tsimshian 3,800 Tsimshian Christianity 94.0 % 15.0 %
 Turk 25,000 Turkish Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
Tutchone 1,200 Tutchone, Northern Christianity 91.0 % 10.0 %
Tutchone, Southern 1,700 Tutchone, Southern Christianity 91.0 % 10.0 %
 Ukrainian 318,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.0 % 4.0 %
 Urdu 191,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uruguyan White 1,600 Spanish Christianity 69.0 % 7.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 2,800 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Venezuelans 3,400 Spanish Christianity 87.0 % 10.8 %
 Vietnamese 174,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 25.0 % 3.0 %
 Welsh 29,000 Welsh Christianity 64.0 % 7.0 %
 Wolof 1,900 Wolof Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
Wyandot, Huron 1,500 English Christianity 80.0 % 10.0 %
 Yoruba 2,300 Yoruba Christianity 55.0 % 16.0 %
Yugoslav former, general 70,000 Serbian Christianity 60.0 % 0.5 %
 Zulu 200 Zulu Christianity 91.0 % 14.0 %
  Totals:  257 34,546,000 47     72.3 % 7.7 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
1.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
72.3%
7.7%
Ethnic Religions
2.4%
Hinduism
1.8%
Islam
3.1%
Non-Religious
17.7%
Other / Small Religions
1.6%
Unknown
0.1%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
3.3%
Independent
1.7%
Protestant
16.8%
Roman Catholic
54.2%
Orthodox
2.2%
Other Christian
19.7%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Canada. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Canada
  • Christian ministry in Canada
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Canada or North America and Caribbean. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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