People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Ukrainian of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 25,565

ROP3 Code: 110376
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Eastern
Language: Ukrainian - (ukr)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Ukraine

Majority Located Where

  Edmonton, AB - 148,160

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 84,495

Large numbers located in Alberta.

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Brief Profile

There is a division in the Ukraine. Those from the West speak Ukrainian, those from the East speak Russian. The Russian speakers have a culture that is more similar to Russia, so many of them consider themselves Russian, basing their identification on language and culture rather than ethnicity.

Most migrated to other countries hoping for a better life. Many were impoverished in the Ukraine and believed their new homelands to be a land of opportunity. They arrive in their homeland as students, young professionals, etc.

Oftentimes though, the god of communism is replaced by the god of materialism as Ukranians relocat to another homeland. Many come with a dream of a better life through the gaining of material wealth. As the reality that wealth and material possessions can never satisfy becomes a reality, Ukranians need to hear the hope that comes from Christ in the Gospel.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Ukrainians will boldly share their faith in Christ with unreached Ukrainians.
  • Pray Christian workers will come alongside evangelical Ukrainians to encourage their faith in Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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CanadaSurreyVancouver (Surrey)BC84,495

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