People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Latin Americans of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 387,315

ROP3 Code: 116292
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Other Hispanic American
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin:

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 387,315

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Brief Profile

Latin American is used by Statistics Canada, sometimes referring to "Latino Canadians" and "Latin Canadians". The majority are multilingual, with three fourths speaking speaking Spanish and the remainder speaking Portuguese. They often claim that they only have one ethnic origin. Almost all reside in one of four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia or Alberta. Moreover, they reside in major metropolitan areas with Toronto leading the way with over 30% followed by Montreal with over 20% and Vancouver being home to over 10% of the overall Latin American population in Canada.

The majority are multilingual, with over 75% speaking Spanish and the remainder speaking Portuguese. In addition, they are often conversant in either English or French.

An overwhelming majority come from a Roman Catholic tradition. However, most are more in name only Roman Catholic and often claim their adherences with a more secular non-religious lifestyle.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the Latin American people to grow in their understanding of Jesus Christ and not succumb to a lifestyle of secularism that becomes non-religious.
  • Pray that Latin American evangelicals will be light crossing their own cultural comforts to engage the least reached peoples in North America.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

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.

Online Talking Bible - Spanish
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

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

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON387,315