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Jewish Population in Canada is 200,000, Survey Shows; 30,000 Increase in Ten Years

Although the results of the national census will not be available for some time, a survey made by the research Bureau of the Canadian Jewish Congress estimates that the Jewish population of Canada is now approximately 200,000 having been more than doubled in the past 30 years.

The 200, 000 estimate of Jewish population in 1951 represents an increase of 30,000 during the past decade. Of this, natural increase was about 18,200, while immigration accounted for 11,800. The number of Jewish births reached a low in 1927 of 1,958, and a peak in 1947 of 3,391, the report states. The number of Jewish deaths increased steadily from 580 in 1926 to 1,376 in 1948.