Canada is a diverse and fascinating country. It is a multicultural and diverse country with some impressive geographic features, including vast mountain ranges and more than 2 million lakes. There’s so much to learn and love about Canada.
Canada - The Facts & Figures
According to Canada's 2011 National Household Survey, there were 1,053,945 Muslims in Canada, or about 3.2%, of the population, making Islam the second largest religion in the country after Christianity. In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), 7.7% of the population is Muslim, and in Greater Montreal, 6% of the population is Muslim.
• The Muslim population consists of diverse visible minorities, where
• 37% is of South Asian decent,
• 21% of Arab decent,
• 14% is of West Indian decent, and the remaining
• 28% is made up of many other ethnicities such African, Chinese, etc.
South Asian Community
Ontario and British Columbia have the largest population of Canadians from South Asia with Alberta and Quebec being home to significant communities as well. Metropolitan areas with large communities include the Toronto (973,225), Vancouver (291,005), Calgary (122,900), Edmonton (91,420), Montréal (85,925), Ottawa (39,980) and Winnipeg (38,100).
Municipalities with large communities include Brampton, Ontario (44.3%), Surrey, British Columbia (32.8%), Abbotsford, British Columbia (25.5%), Mississauga, Ontario (23.2%), Milton, Ontario (21.0%), Ajax, Ontario (20.9%) and Delta, British Columbia (20.3%).