Most information about Arabs in Canada is general; it seldom distinguishes those from Algeria from those from other Arabic speaking nations. Because Arabs have often been allowed into Canada as war refugees, there are fewer Algerians than Arabs from places that are less peaceful. Some Algerians would consider themselves to be economic refugees who need to migrate to Canada to find work.
Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Within these two provinces, the Arabs live in the cities of Toronto or Montreal. They do not tend to have their own separate settlements within these cities.
Arabs in Canada are twice as likely as Canadian natives to have a college degree. Yet there is a higher unemployment rate for people of Arab descent. Arabs in Canada tend to have lower incomes than the Canadian locals. On the positive side, Arabs in Canada tend to have a strong identity with their new nation.
A good percentage of Arabs who flee the Arabic-speaking countries are Christians. But in Algeria, there are almost no Christians among the Arab population. Almost all Algerian Arabs are Sunni Muslims, though not all of them practice Islam. Some are more devout than others.
Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Algerian Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills in Canada. There is religious freedom in Canada, so Algerian Arab Muslims could hear and respond to the gospel in that nation. Algerian Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in Algeria, but someone needs to go to them.
* Pray for Christ's followers to take up the challenge to help Algerian Arabs to get the job training they need to find employment in Canada.
|Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest|
|People Name General||Algerian, Arabic-speaking|
|People Name in Country||Algerian, Arabic-speaking|
|Population in Canada||36,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Arabized Berber, Ibidites, Moroccan Arab|
|Region||North America and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Algerian Spoken (36,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||arq Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Algerian Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1965)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||New|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Algerian Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||In the Light (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.90 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|