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Iranian Canadians

Iranian Canadians are Canadians who have full or partial Iranian ancestry. People of Iranian ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. They are the largest group among the West Asian population in Canada. Iranian Canadians account for about 0.55% of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 200,465 people of Iranian descent in Canada. 

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Iranian population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario with 109,410 people of Iranian ancestry, has the largest population of Iranian Canadians in Canada followed by British Columbia (49,390) and  Quebec (25,825).

Percentage-wise British Columbia (1%) has the highest percentage of Iranians followed by Ontario (0.78%) and Quebec (0.31%).

List of Provinces by Iranian Ancestry 

#ProvincePopulation 2021% of Total
2British Columbia49,3901.00%
4New Brunswick6300.08%
6Northwest Territories150.04%
7Nova Scotia1,2000.13%
8Nunavut 200.05%
10Prince Edward Island2050.14%

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Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Iranian population

Toronto Metro area with 88,915 people of Iranian ancestry, has the largest population of Iranian Canadians. It’s followed by Vancouver  (45,815) and  Montreal  (23,705).

Top Cities by Iranian Population

#Metro AreaProvincePopulation% of Total
1Toronto Ontario88,9151.45%
2Vancouver B.C45,8151.76%
3Montreal Quebec23,7050.56%
4Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que8,1850.56%
5Hamilton Ontario7,3500.66%
6Calgary Alberta6,3850.44%
7Edmonton Alberta3,6250.26%
8Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario2,7750.49%
9London Ontario1,4600.27%
10Winnipeg Manitoba1,3750.17%

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Source: Canada Census 2021

Iranian Population in Canada 2024 | Iranians in Canadian Cities