Arab, Iraqi in Canada





Largest Religion


Introduction / History

In recent years, Iraqis living in Canada have increased in numbers. The Iran-Iraq war caused many Iraqis to come to Canada. The Gulf War of 1991 caused more Iraqis to come here. Since 2006 more have come to Canada probably due to the situation in Iraq since 2003 Most of them have gone to live in French speaking Quebec. In addition to French they speak Arabic and English among other languages in Canada.

Though the Iraqis in Canada are well educated, more than half are unemployed. Of those who are employed, most are professionals or office workers. A lot look at themselves as being Arabs and they like to keep the Arabic language. Many Iraqis born in Canada cannot speak Arabic but can understand it. Iraqis here prefer to marry among their own people group.

Most Iraqis in Canada are Muslims or Christians. Most of the Muslims are Sunni. There is an Iraqi community center in Montreal that helps Iraqis to get used to living in Canada. Men and women among the Iraqis are treated equally here unlike in many Arab countries.

There are well known Iraqis living in Canada, some of whom were born in Canada but are descended from Iraqis.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Iraqi Christians lead Iraqi Arabs in Canada to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the unemployment situation amongst Iraqis in Canada will lead them to seek Jesus Christ.

References canadian

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
Population in Canada 24,000
World Population 16,374,000
Countries 24
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers, Arab-Mesopotamian, Iraqi Arab, Iraqi Arabs, Mesopotamian Spoken, North Iraqi Arab
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Levant
People Name General Arab, Iraqi
Ethnic Code CMT30
People ID 12247
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (24,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 24,000
For Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Arabic Bibles Online Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.80 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: James Gordon   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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