Egyptian Canadians are Canadian citizens of Egyptian descent, first-generation Egyptian immigrants, or descendants of Egyptians who emigrated to Canada. According to the 2011 Census there were 73,250 Canadians who claimed full or partial Egyptian ancestry, having an increase compared to those in the 2006 Census, making them by far the second largest group of people with Arabic-speaking roots. The largest religious group among Egyptian Canadians are the Coptic Orthodox Christians, who number around 50,000 members in Canada. Muslims constitute a smaller portion of the Egyptian community in Canada, belonging to the Sunni sect of Islam. A small number of Egyptian Christians who immigrated to Canada include Coptic Catholics and Protestants. In addition to Coptic Christians, there are also small groups of Christians non-native to Egypt, such as Armenians, Greeks, and Syro-Lebanese, who belong to Armenian, Eastern Orthodox, or Melkite Catholic churches. There is even a small Jewish community that exists, due to Egypt's expulsion of its Jewish community in the late 1950s.
Most Egyptian Canadians are concentrated in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
- Ethnic groups in Canada
- Coptic Canadians
- List of Copts
- Coptic Orthodoxy in Canada
- List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Canada
- Egyptian Americans
- Egyptian Australians
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- The first Coptic Orthodox Egyptian Church in Canada
- Canadian Coptic Centre
- Egyptian-Canadian Friendship Association