People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Arab, Iraqi in Canada

Arab, Iraqi

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Arab, Iraqi in Canada map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
38,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %   

Arab, Iraqi in Canada

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

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

View Arab, Iraqi in all countries.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-27
  Submit Update:
Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Submit Map:
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Arab, Iraqi
People Name General: Arab, Iraqi
Alternate People Names:
Arab, Mesopotamian SpeakersArab-Mesopotamian
Iraqi ArabIraqi Arabs
Mesopotamian SpokenNorth Iraqi Arab
ROP3 Code: 104056
Joshua Project People ID: 12247
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 38,000
Population all Countries: 16,842,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
People Name General: Arab, Iraqi
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (38,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): acm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
Islam99.80 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Music Video - ...
Film / VideoThe Lamp on the Stand
Film / VideoThe Lost Coin (Eng Sub)
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Arab, Iraqi in Canada

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Arab, Levant     America, North and Caribbean    
      Arab, Iraqi Canada    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Arab, Iraqi in Canada          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: