French-Canadian in Canada





Largest Religion

Main Language


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!

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-23
People Name General French-Canadian
People Name in Country French-Canadian
Population in Canada 7,407,000
World Population 10,165,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Canadian, Canadians, French Speaking, QuΘbΘcois
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster French
People Name General French-Canadian
Ethnic Code CEW21c
People ID 11765
Country Canada
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
French (7,407,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
French 7,407,000

For Main Lanugage: French

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1483-1989)
New Testament Yes   (1474-1990)
Complete Bible Yes   (1530-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - African (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Canadian (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in French
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
General Open-licensed Bible stories on mobile app
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
25.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.2 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
6.0 %
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
92.8 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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