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Religions in Canada Highlight Tables Provinces and Territories
Selected Religions by Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration, 2001 Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data

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Total popula-
tion
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Canadian-
born popula-
tion
b

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Foreign-
born popula-
tion
c

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Immi-
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Immi-
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Canada  Click to view data quality notes     
Total population 29,639,030 23,991,910 5,448,480 3,617,800 1,830,680
Roman Catholic 12,793,125 10,983,375 1,757,665 1,335,220 422,440
No religion 4,796,325 3,826,480 924,590 533,810 390,775
United Church 2,839,125 2,684,040 152,540 134,950 17,590
Anglican 2,035,500 1,750,620 279,340 248,010 31,325
Christian not included elsewhere (1) 780,450 556,605 211,660 114,455 97,205
Baptist 729,470 612,075 112,760 76,805 35,955
Lutheran 606,590 475,205 128,580 119,320 9,260
Muslim 579,640 137,835 415,835 139,975 275,860
Protestant not included elsewhere (2) 549,205 457,455 88,200 70,845 17,355
Presbyterian 409,830 334,450 72,675 61,100 11,570
Pentecostal 369,475 304,480 62,740 41,540 21,205
Jewish 329,995 225,795 101,370 79,010 22,360
Buddhist 300,345 74,065 217,780 133,270 84,510
Hindu 297,200 76,220 213,685 95,125 118,560
Sikh 278,410 98,650 176,045 90,695 85,345
Greek Orthodox 215,175 117,100 96,960 81,160 15,805
Mennonite 191,465 160,930 29,550 21,985 7,560
Orthodox not included elsewhere (3) 165,420 47,715 113,880 44,845 69,035
Jehovah's Witnesses 154,750 125,040 28,965 21,975 6,990
Ukrainian Catholic 126,200 104,155 21,825 16,110 5,715
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 101,805 88,370 12,095 8,425 3,670
Salvation Army 87,790 84,805 2,890 2,495 395
Christian Reformed Church 76,670 56,835 19,680 18,105 1,575
Evangelical Missionary Church 66,705 55,280 10,975 7,190 3,785
Christian and Missionary Alliance 66,285 56,585 9,415 6,280 3,130
Adventist 62,880 34,745 27,045 17,305 9,740
Non-denominational (4) 40,545 36,635 3,730 2,865 870
Ukrainian Orthodox 32,720 27,005 5,525 3,185 2,340
Aboriginal spirituality 29,820 28,760 1,015 675 335
Hutterite 26,295 25,860 410 315 100
Methodist (5) 25,730 10,580 13,940 9,370 4,570
Pagan (6) 21,080 19,180 1,815 1,560 255
Brethren in Christ 20,590 18,365 2,160 1,790 365
Serbian Orthodox 20,520 5,200 15,130 4,975 10,155
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Religions selected for this table represent counts of 20,000 or more for Canada.

a Includes non-permanent residents (not shown as a separate column in this table), as well as the sum of the counts for the Canadian-born and foreign-born population.

b Includes persons born in Canada as well as a small number of persons born outside Canada who are Canadian citizens by birth.

c This population is also referred to as the "immigrant population", which is defined as persons who are, or have ever been, landed immigrants in Canada.

d Includes data up to Census Day, May 15, 2001.



(1) Includes persons who report "Christian", as well as those who report "Apostolic", "Born-again Christian" and "Evangelical".

(2) Includes persons who report only "Protestant".

(3) Includes persons who report "Orthodox". Also includes Armenian Apostolic, Bulgarian Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox and Macedonian Orthodox.

(4) Includes persons who report only "non-denominational".

(5) Includes persons who report "Methodist". Excludes Free Methodist and Evangelical Missionary Church.

(6) Includes persons who report "Wicca".



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