Thursday, April 03, 2008

Fast-growing visible minorities now 16% of Canadian population

(Waridaad) - Shannon Proudfoot , Canwest News ServicePublished: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Canada's visible minority population has surpassed the five-million mark, according to the latest census report, more than doubling in 15 years.
The visible minority population grew five times faster than the population as whole between 2001 and 2006. Visible minority groups accounted for 16 per cent of Canada's population on the most recent census, according to Statistics Canada, up from 11 per cent a decade earlier.

For the first time, South Asians have surpassed Chinese as the largest visible minority group in Canada, and both groups now number well over one million people. Blacks comprise the next biggest visible minority population, with just over 780,000 people.......Read more

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