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Jewish Canadians

Jewish Canadians are Canadians who follow Judaism as their religion and/or are ethnically Jewish and are a part of the greater Jewish diaspora. People of Jewish ancestry form an important group in several countries in North and South America. They form the third-largest Jewish community in the world, exceeded only by those in Israel and in the United States.

Jewish Canadians account for about 0.91%  of the total population of Canada. According to the Canadian Census 2021, there were 335,295 people of Jewish descent in Canada. Ontario is the province with the highest percentage of Jewish population in Canada.

Source: Census 2021

Jewish population in Canadian Provinces

Ontario, with 196,100 people of Jewish faith, has the largest population of Jewish Canadians in Canada followed by Quebec  (84,530) and  British Columbia (26,850).

Percentage-wise Ontario (1.4%) has the highest percentage of Jewish followed by Quebec (1%) and Manitoba (0.9%).

List of Provinces by Jewish Religion

#ProvincePop. 2021Percentage
2British Columbia26,8500.5%
4New Brunswick1,0000.1%
5Newfoundland and Labrador240<0.1%
6Northwest Territories 115<0.1%
7Nova Scotia2,1950.1%
8Nunavut  50 <0.1%
10Prince Edward Island165<0.1%
13Yukon 230 

Source: Canada Census 2021

Top Canadian metropolitan areas by Jewish population

Toronto Metro area with 119,435 people of Jewish ancestry, has the largest population of Jewish Canadians. It’s followed by Montreal  (53,895) and  Vancouver (22,280).

Top Metro Areas by Jewish Population

#Metro AreaProvincePopulation
1Toronto Ont119,435
2Montreal Que53,895
3Vancouver B.C22,280
4Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que11,870
5Hamilton Ont11,040
6Winnipeg Man10,695
7Calgary Alta7,080
8Edmonton Alta5,175
9Victoria B.C3,595
10Halifax N.S2,590
11London Ont2,145
12Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ont2,030
13Barrie Ont1,530
14St. Catharines – Niagara Ont1,425
15Oshawa Ont1,355
16Kingston Ont1,230
17Kelowna B.C1,225
18Windsor Ont1,115
19Guelph Ont1,090
20Saskatoon Sask945

*Data is of Jewish descent, People who follow the Jewish as religion are more in number

Source: Canada Census 2021

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