Demographics of Canada - Visible Minorities and Aboriginals

Visible Minorities and Aboriginals

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group
South Asian 1,262,865 4
Chinese 1,216,565 3.9
Black 783,795 2.5
Filipino 410,695 1.3
Latin American 304,245 1
Arab 265,550 0.9
Southeast Asian 239,935 0.8
West Asian 156,700 0.5
Korean 141,890 0.5
Japanese 81,300 0.3
Other visible minority 71,420 0.2
Mixed visible minority 133,120 0.4
Total visible minority population 5,068,095 16.2
Aboriginal group
First Nations 698,025 2.2
Métis 389,780 1.2
Inuit 50,480 0.2
Total Aboriginal population 1,172,785 3.8
White 25,000,150 80
Total population 31,241,030 100

Were the US Census definition of "white people" as "people having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa" to be employed instead, then the addition of the Arab and West Asian population would yield a figure of 81.4% for the white population in Canada. This would include those of Hispanic ethnicity ("Latin American" in the Canadian nomenclature denotes non-white Hispanics).

The most common racial groups per province are as follows (only percentages 3% or higher shown; ordered by percentage of visible minorities):

  • British Columbia (4,074,380): Not a visible minority: 75.2%, Chinese: 10.0%, South Asian: 6.4%
  • Ontario (12,028,895): Not a visible minority: 77.2%, South Asian: 6.6%, Chinese: 4.8%, Black: 3.9%
  • Alberta (3,256,355): Not a visible minority: 78.4%, Chinese 3.7%, South Asian 3.2%
  • Manitoba (1,133,515): Not a visible minority: 90.4%, Filipino 3.3%
  • Quebec (7,435,900): Not a visible minority: 91.2%
  • Nova Scotia (903,090): Not a visible minority: 95.8%
  • Saskatchewan (953,850): Not a visible minority: 96.4%
  • New Brunswick (719,650): Not a visible minority: 98.1%
  • Prince Edward Island (134,205): Not a visible minority: 98.7%
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (500,605): Not a visible minority: 98.9%

Correspondingly, the picture is as follows for the nine (9) largest census metropolitan areas (CMAs) (only percentages 3% or higher shown; ordered by percentage of visible minorities):

  • Toronto (5,072,070): Not a visible minority: 57.1%, South Asian 13.4%, Chinese: 9.6%, Black: 6.9%, Filipino: 3.4%
  • Vancouver (2,097,965): Not a visible minority: 58.3%, Chinese: 18.2%, South Asian: 9.9%, Filipino: 3.8%
  • Calgary (1,070,295): Not a visible minority: 77.8%, Chinese 6.2%, South Asian 5.4%
  • Edmonton (1,024,825): Not a visible minority: 82.9%, Chinese 4.6%, South Asian 3.9%
  • Montreal (3,588,520): Not a visible minority: 83.5%, Black 4.7%
  • Ottawa-Gatineau (1,117,120): Not a visible minority: 84.0%, Black 4.0%
  • Winnipeg (686,040): Not a visible minority: 85.0%, Filipino: 5.4%
  • Hamilton (683,450): Not a visible minority: 87.7%
  • Quebec City (704,185): Not a visible minority: 97.7%

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