Basic Demographics of the Canadian Jewish Community
  • Total Jewish population 391, 665
  • 16.9% of Canadian Jews are 65 or older
  • 25% of Quebec Jews have French as their mother tongue, and 62% are bilingual.*
  • Median income for Canadian Jews (age 15+) is $30,670
  • 6.7% of Canadian Jews live in female-headed single-parent families
  • 14.6% of Canadian Jews live below the poverty line. This percentage rises to 15.7% for Canadian Jews aged 75 and older, and to 20% among Quebec Jews.

Jewish Communities by City

  • Toronto 188,710
  • Montreal 90,780
  • Vancouver 26,255
  • Ottawa 14,010
  • Winnipeg 13.690
  • Calgary 8,335
  • Edmonton 5,550
  • Hamilton 5,110
  • Victoria 2,740
  • London 2,675
  • Halifax 2,120
  • Windsor 1,515
  • Kitchener 2,015 (included Cambridge and Waterloo)
  • Kingston 1,100 (Stats Canada, 2001)

(JFC-UIA 2011)

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