Arab, Jordanian in Canada

Largest Religion
Progress Gauge


Jordanian Arabs in Canada tend to abide in the major cities. Policies of the Canadian government have been favorable to immigrants who have wealth and business skills. There is a Jordanian-Canadian Business Association that links Jordanian and Canadian entrepreneurs who have a common interest in developing new businesses in both countries. They promote conferences, seminars, and networking opportunities to those who wish to develop strong businesses.

Ministry Obstacles

Most Jordanian Arabs in Canada are Muslim, and they are considered to be an unreached people group. Though militant Muslims are rare among the Jordanians, Muslims are generally skeptical about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without His death and resurrection, there can be no salvation. To a Muslim, salvation comes from obedience to the laws set out in the Koran.

Outreach Ideas

Businessmen who truly love the Lord and want to serve Him can offer seminars and conferences about business ethics. Muslims who sincerely want to run their businesses in a fair way that honors God might be interested in finding out more. Christian businessmen need to develop deep friendships with Jordanian Muslim businessmen.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

As Arab populations go, Jordan has had a Christian population since before the advent of Islam, so Christianity is not new to Jordanians. Pray that the Christian Jordanians in Canada will love, honor, and obey their Heavenly Bridegroom in such a way that it will attract Muslims to Jesus.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that there will be a movement to Christ among Jordanian Muslims in Canada that will spread to Jordan and other Arabic-speaking countries.
* Pray for Jordanian Muslims to be discipled in Christ's ways and to begin fellowships.

Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arab, Jordanian
People Name in Country Arab, Jordanian
Population in Canada 5,400
World Population 1,410,900
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Arab, Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, Jordanian Arab, Palestinian Arab
People ID 12368
ROP3 Code 104301
Primary Language: Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (5,400 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (5,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
97.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source: The Masters View / Howard Erickson  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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