Argentine of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 16,910

ROP3 Code: 100492
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Argentina

Status of Christianity

No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 4

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 7,140

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Brief Profile

Argentines, also called Argentinians, come from the large South American nation of Argentina. Argentina is a multiethnic society, and as a result, Argentines do not consider their nationality as an ethnicity but as a citizenship with various ethnicities. Most Argentines are of ethnic European descent, although there are both Indigenous and Mestizo peoples.

Almost all Argentines speak Spanish, and a majority practice Roman Catholicism. In 2013, Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope of the Catholic Church and took the name "Francis", becoming the first pope from the Americas and from the Southern Hemisphere. Approximately 9% of Argentines are evangelical protestants.

Most Argentines outside Argentina are from the middle and upper middle classes, and tend to be more educated and have a higher income than the average American. The first wave of immigration to the USA occurred during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983. During the 1990s, due to the abolition of visas, thousands of Argentines immigrated. The last major wave of immigration occurred during the 2001 crisis when much of Argentina's economy collapsed.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that they will experience Christ both as a Savior and friend for everyday life.
  • Pray that God would call out evangelical Argentines cross-culturally to minister among the least reached peoples in North America and beyond.
  • Pray that evangelical Argentines will understand and faithfull fulfill their place in serving in God's kingdom among all the nations.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON7,140