People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Portuguese of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 97,210

ROP3 Code: 108129
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Portuguese, European
Language: Portuguese - (por)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Portugal

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 196,975

Particularly Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, has developed a significant Portuguese community since 1940.

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Brief Profile

Portuguese diapora people are an ethnic group indigenous to the country of Portugal, in the west of the Iberian Peninsula of Southwestern Europe. Portuguese communities can be found in many diverse regions around the globe, and a large Portuguese diaspora exists. The Portuguese diaspora communities still are very attached to their language, their culture and their national dishes and particularly the bacalhau.

The family is central to the Portuguese way of life, and takes precedence over all other relationships, including in business. Employing family members within a business is seen as the normal thing to do, as it makes sense to them to surround yourself with the people you know and trust the most. The Portuguese are also concerned with appearances and with respectability. Being smartly dressed, whatever the occasion, is seen as a mark of respectability, especially amongst the older generation.

Their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would open the eyes of Portuguese to the truth of the Gospel.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will rise up to reach the Portuguese.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians and Churches will encounter and reach the Portuguese in their area.
  • Pray that evangelical Portuguese will boldly share their faith in Christ in word and deed.


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