French-Canadian in Canada

Population

7,687,000

Christian

75%

Evangelical

0.80%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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Introduction / History

The French-Canadian people group arrived in Canada in the 1600s and 1700s from France, to create New France (Canada).


Where are they Located?

While in the mid-1800s they spread to other parts of North-America, they live primarily in Québec, Canada's French Province. French-Canadians who do live in Québec often refer to themselves as the Québécois.


What are Their Lives Like?

Their way of life is a combination of American and European influences. They enjoy an American style of life but culturally relate more to their French, European roots.


What are Their Beliefs?

Up until the 60s and 70s, Québec was dominated by the Catholic Church. In fact, they controlled almost every domain of society (health care, education, religion and politics). However, in the 60s and 70s, the French Canadian people rebelled against the Catholic control and there was a mass exodus from the Church. Today there is a disdain for religion and especially Christianity. In fact, the worst swear words in Québec are words related to the Catholic Church.


What are Their Needs?

Today there is a spiritual vacuum in Québec and many are open to talk about spiritual issues. The gospel needs to be preached in non-conventional ways with a clear distinction between Catholic religion and a personal relationship with Christ.


Prayer Points

The French-Canadian people desperately need the gospel but are often overlooked because they live in North America. Pray for missionaries to come to Québec and for the next generation of Quebecers to be raised up to reach their own nation for Christ!



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Country Canada
Continent North America
Region North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Québécois in Quebec; Franco-Ontarien Ontario; Acadian Caraquet; Shippagan, east coast of New Brunswick, pockets in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Some Québécois in Manitoba and Newfoundland
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People Name General French-Canadian
People Name in Country French-Canadian
ROP3 Code 103066
Joshua Project People ID 11765
Indigenous Yes
Population in Canada 7,687,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Canadian, Canadians, French Speaking, QuΘbΘcois,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
French 7,686,663
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Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster French
People Name General French-Canadian
Ethnic Code CEW21c
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
75%    ( Evangelical  0.80% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
25.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.20%
Protestant
1.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
6.00%
Roman Catholic
92.80%
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