In 2018, Parliament unanimously passed a bill proclaiming that throughout Canada, the month of May is to be known as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. Canadian Jewish Heritage Month is a time to recognize the contributions that Jewish Canadians have made to Canada’s social, economic, political, and cultural fabric. It is also a great opportunity to remember, celebrate, and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Jewish Canadians have played and continue to play in communities and sectors across the country.
Jewish people have lived in Canada for more than 250 years, with the first recorded Jewish new-comer settling in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in 1760. Now, the Jewish population in Canada is approximately 400,000 people, making it the fourth-largest Jewish population in the world.
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