Tunisian Arab in Canada

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Introduction / History

Most information about Arabs in Canada is general; it seldom distinguishes those from Tunisia from those from other Arabic speaking nations. Because Arabs have often been allowed into Canada as war refugees, there are fewer Tunisians than Arabs from places that are less peaceful.

Where Are they Located?

Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Tunisians often live in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, or Toronto. They do not tend to have their own separate settlements within these cities.

What Are Their Lives Like?

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.

What Are Their Beliefs?

A good percentage of Arabs who flee the Arabic-speaking countries are Christians. But in Tunisia, there are almost no Christians among the Arab population. Almost all Tunisian Arabs are Sunni Muslims, though not all of them practice Islam. Some are more devout than others.

What Are Their Needs?

Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Tunisian Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills in Canada. There is religious freedom in Canada, so Tunisian Arab Muslims could hear and respond to the gospel in that nation. Tunisian Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in Tunisia, but someone needs to go to them!

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Tunisian in Canada.

* Pray for Christ's followers to take up the challenge to help Tunisian Arabs to get the job training they need to find employment in Canada.
* Pray that Tunisian Arabs will have the chance to embrace Jesus Christ, their only hope.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Tunisian Arabs to spread throughout Canada and Tunisia.



Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Tunisian Arabs profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Arab, Tunisian
People Name in Country Arab, Tunisian
Natural Name Tunisian Arab
Population this Country 26,000
Population all Countries 11,456,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Tunisian Arab
People ID 15641
ROP3 Code 110285
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Montreal   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Montreal.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Language Arabic, Tunisian Spoken (26,000 speakers)
Language Code aeb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Tunisian Spoken (26,000 speakers)
Language Code aeb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Tunisian Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Tunisian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1903–2014)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2011)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Arabic, Tunisian Spoken
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Tunisian Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Arabic Tunisian New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
99.90 %
Other / Small
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Homayon Zeary - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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