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Survey on Jews Engaged in Professions Published in Canada

November 3, 1953
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There were 7,066 Jews in Canada engaged in various professions in 1951, a Canadian Jewish Congress population study today revealed. The survey established that 8.6 percent of the Jewish population was engaged in the professions as against 7.1 in the general population. The total Jewish population of Canada in 1951 was approximately 205,000.

The figure, a 50 percent increase over 1941, revealed the leading professional groups among Jews as follows: physicians and surgeons, 996; accountants and auditors, 985; school teachers, 713; lawyers and notaries. 694; engineers, 439; and dentists, 416. The most startling gain was that shown in the engineering profession between 1921 when there were only 28 Jewish engineers practicing in the country, to 1951 when the number had increased more than 15 times.

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