Country: Canada

Number of People Groups

297

People Groups Unreached *

63 (21.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

38,927,000

Population in Unreached

2,892,000 (7.4%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

71.00%

% Evangelical

7.67%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.8%
* For additional and possibly more up-to-date unreached people group diaspora info see: upgnorthamerica.com and peoplegroups.info
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Abnaki-Penobscot 2,800 4,200 French Christianity 97.00 % 3.00 % -
 Acadian, Cajun 30,000 59,000 French Christianity 97.00 % 1.20 % -
 Afghani, general 61,000 923,000 Dari Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Afrikaner 11,000 4,760,000 Afrikaans Christianity 91.00 % 22.00 % -
 Afro-Antiguan 1,600 79,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 15.00 % -
 Afro-Caribbean, other 114,000 117,000 English Christianity 91.70 % 20.00 % -
 Afro-Grenadian 7,900 118,000 Grenadian English Creole Christianity 70.00 % 20.00 % -
 Afro-Vincentian 5,700 94,000 Vincentian English Creole Christianity 85.00 % 32.00 % -
 Akan 600 6,034,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 25.00 % -
 Albanian 2,100 5,119,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 32.00 % 0.20 % -
 Albanian, general 24,000 630,000 Albanian, Tosk Christianity 48.00 % 1.30 % -
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 70,000 37,281,000 Arabic, Algerian Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
Algonquin 7,300 7,300 Algonquin Christianity 96.00 % 6.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 343,000 197,948,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 29.00 % -
 Amerindian, Detribalized 152,000 16,169,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 800 27,147,000 Amharic Christianity 77.00 % 6.00 % -
 Amish 19,000 279,000 German, Pennsylvania Christianity 99.00 % 3.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 4,700 18,804,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 13.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 16,687,000 17,345,000 English Christianity 80.40 % 10.50 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 1,600 3,615,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 17.00 % -
 Antiguan, mixed 1,500 78,000 Leeward Caribbean English Creole Christianity 91.00 % 23.00 % -
 Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken 80,000 7,242,000 Arabic, Gulf Islam 1.90 % 0.80 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 38,000 78,032,000 Arabic, Egyptian Christianity 56.00 % 4.50 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 73,000 21,994,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
 Arab, Jordanian 15,000 4,952,000 Arabic, Levantine Christianity 67.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  297 38,927,000         63 71.00 % 7.67 % 94 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 180,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 39,107,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Alberta 4,197,000
British Columbia 5,067,000
Manitoba 1,391,000
New Brunswick 865,000
Newfoundland and Labrador 593,000
Northwest Territories 47,000
Nova Scotia 1,062,000
Nunavut 37,000
Ontario 14,799,000
Prince Edward Island 161,000
Québec 9,100,000
Saskatchewan 1,190,000
Yukon 39,000
Provinces:  13 38,548,000
UN Country Population 39,107,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 0 New Testament
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Algonquin alq 1 0 New Testament
American Sign Language ase 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Chadian shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Egyptian arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Gulf afb 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan aju 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Levantine apc 4 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Libyan ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Mesopotamian acm 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Najdi ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sanaani ayn 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, Sudanese apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian aeb 1 1 New Testament
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assiniboine asb 1 0 Unspecified
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Atikamekw atj 1 0 New Testament
Azerbaijani, South azb 1 1 Complete Bible
Babine bcr 1 0 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Baoule bci 1 0 Complete Bible
Basque eus 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Beaver bea 1 0 Bible Portions
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bemba bem 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 2 2 Complete Bible
Blackfoot bla 1 0 Bible Portions
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Brunei kxd 1 1 Translation Needed
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Carrier crx 1 0 New Testament
Carrier, Southern caf 1 0 New Testament
Cayuga cay 1 0 Unspecified
Cebuano ceb 1 0 Complete Bible
Chilcotin clc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Wu wuu 1 0 Complete Bible
Comox coo 1 0 Unspecified
Cree, Moose crm 1 0 New Testament
Cree, Northern East crl 1 0 New Testament
Cree, Plains crk 1 0 Complete Bible
Cree, Southern East crj 1 0 New Testament
Cree, Swampy csw 1 0 New Testament
Cree, Woods cwd 1 0 Translation Needed
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Dakota dak 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dene chp 1 0 New Testament
Dinka, Southeastern dks 1 0 New Testament
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 36 3 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
Fijian fij 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 4 0 Complete Bible
Frisian fry 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Borgu fue 1 1 New Testament
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete Bible
Georgian kat 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Pennsylvania pdc 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 New Testament
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete Bible
Gitxsan git 1 0 Bible Portions
Greek ell 2 0 Complete Bible
Grenadian English Creole gcl 1 0 Translation Needed
Guarani, Paraguayan gug 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Guyanese English Creole gyn 1 0 Bible Portions
Gwich'in gwi 1 0 Complete Bible
Haisla has 1 0 Unspecified
Haitian Creole hat 1 0 Complete Bible
Halkomelem hur 1 0 Unspecified
Hazaragi haz 1 1 Bible Portions
Hebrew heb 1 1 New Testament
Heiltsuk hei 1 0 Unspecified
Hiligaynon hil 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 2 1 Complete Bible
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Hutterisch geh 1 0 Bible Portions
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ilocano ilo 1 0 Complete Bible
Indonesian ind 1 0 Complete Bible
Innu moe 1 0 New Testament
Inuinnaqtun ikt 1 0 Bible Portions
Inuktitut, Eastern Canadian ike 1 0 Complete Bible
Inupiatun, North Alaskan esi 1 0 New Testament
Irish gle 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican English Creole jam 1 0 New Testament
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Judeo-Tat jdt 1 1 Bible Portions
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete Bible
Kannada kan 1 1 Complete Bible
Kapampangan pam 1 0 Complete Bible
Kashubian csb 1 0 New Testament
Kaska kkz 1 0 Unspecified
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Kinyarwanda kin 1 0 Complete Bible
Kituba (Democratic Republic of the Congo) ktu 1 0 Complete Bible
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kpelle, Liberia xpe 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Kutenai kut 1 0 Unspecified
Kwakwala kwk 1 0 Bible Portions
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Lakota lkt 1 0 Bible Portions
Lao lao 1 0 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Leeward Caribbean English Creole aig 2 0 Bible Portions
Lesser Antillean French Creole acf 1 0 New Testament
Lillooet lil 1 0 Unspecified
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Maay ymm 1 1 Bible Portions
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Malagasy, Merina plt 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Malayalam mal 1 0 Complete Bible
Malecite-Passamaquoddy pqm 1 0 Bible Portions
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete Bible
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Maya, Yucatec yua 1 0 Complete Bible
Mende (Sierra Leone) men 1 0 Complete Bible
Mi'kmaq mic 1 0 New Testament
Michif crg 1 0 Unspecified
Mohawk moh 1 0 Complete Bible
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Naskapi nsk 1 0 New Testament
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Nisga'a ncg 1 0 Bible Portions
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Oji-Cree ojs 1 0 Bible Portions
Ojibwa, Central ojc 1 0 Translation Needed
Ojibwa, Eastern ojg 1 0 Translation Needed
Ojibwa, Northwestern ojb 1 0 New Testament
Ojibwa, Western ojw 1 0 Bible Portions
Okanagan oka 1 0 Unspecified
Oneida one 1 0 Bible Portions
Onondaga ono 1 0 Unspecified
Oromo, West Central gaz 1 0 Complete Bible
Ottawa otw 1 0 New Testament
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Persian, Iranian pes 1 0 Complete Bible
Plautdietsch pdt 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Potawatomi pot 1 0 Bible Portions
Pular fuf 1 1 New Testament
Punjabi, Eastern pan 2 2 Complete Bible
Punjabi, Western pnb 1 1 New Testament
Romani, Sinte rmo 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 2 0 Complete Bible
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 2 1 Complete Bible
Scottish Gaelic gla 1 0 Complete Bible
Seneca see 1 0 Bible Portions
Serbian srp 3 0 Complete Bible
Seychelles French Creole crs 1 0 Complete Bible
Shona sna 1 0 Complete Bible
Shuswap shs 1 0 Unspecified
Sicilian scn 1 0 Bible Portions
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
Slavey, North scs 1 0 Translation Needed
Slavey, South xsl 1 0 New Testament
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Soninke snk 1 1 Bible Portions
Spanish spa 19 0 Complete Bible
Stoney sto 1 0 Bible Portions
Sukuma suk 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tahltan tht 1 0 Unspecified
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Tanana, Upper tau 1 0 Bible Portions
Tatar tat 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Thompson thp 1 0 Unspecified
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Tlicho dgr 1 0 New Testament
Tlingit tli 1 0 Bible Portions
Tsimshian tsi 1 0 Bible Portions
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete Bible
Tutchone, Northern ttm 1 0 Unspecified
Tutchone, Southern tce 1 0 Unspecified
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Uyghur uig 1 1 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vincentian English Creole svc 1 0 Bible Portions
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
West Flemish vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Wolof wol 1 1 New Testament
Yiddish, Eastern ydd 1 1 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 227 297 63   159 143 157 196 102
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Canada Statistics
People Groups 297
Unreached People Groups 63  (21.2%)
Population 38,927,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.9%
Population in Unreached 2,892,000  (7.4%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 71.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.7%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 94
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 81%
Continent North America
Region America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code CA
Official Language(s) EnglishFrench
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 389,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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