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The Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada is under the jurisdiction of the Coptic Orthodox Church, with its patriarchal Archdiocese of North America.


The immigration of the Copts to Canada might have started as early as the late 1950s. Starting in the 1970s, Canada has been receiving a greater number of these immigrants, and the number of Coptic immigrants into Canada has been growing ever since. According to the census, there were over 10,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada by the year 2001—an increase from only 5,000 in 1991. With that calculated growth rate, this figure could now be as high as 25,000.[1][2]

The first Coptic Orthodox Church established in North America was St. Mark's in Toronto, Canada.[3] Currently, there are over 30 Coptic Orthodox churches in Canada—and counting.


The Coptic Orthodox Church has churches and congregations in the following regions:[4][5]


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British Columbia


  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church [2], Winnipeg

New Brunswick

  • Holy Virgin Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church [3], St. John


Nova Scotia


See also


  1. Census 1991 — 2001/Growth rates
  2. Canadian Data About Christianity: Growths and Losses from 1991 to 2001
  3. The Copts of Canada: A Shining Star in a Galaxy of Diversified Celestial Bodies; or, The Founding of the Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
  4. Coptic Orthodox Church Directory: Canada
  5. Coptic Churches in the United States and Canada


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