ERIC Number: ED330734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Canada: A Graphic Overview = Un Canada Multicuturel: Representation Graphique.
Ledoux, Michel; Pendakur, Ravi
This graphic overview uses 28 bar and pie graphs to illustrate Canada's ethnic and linguistic diversity. Information was drawn primarily from 1986 census figures. The following categories are examined: (1) ethnic origin; (2) language; (3) visible minorities (nonwhites); (4) aboriginal peoples; and (5) immigration. Information is reported for the nation, the provinces, the territories, and the major Canadian urban centers of Toronto (Ontario), Montreal (Quebec), and Vancouver (British Columbia). The following highlights are included: (1) Canada is a multicultural country; (2) the extent of cultural diversity varies by region; (3) there are many different ethnic communities and different provinces have different ethnic mixes; (4) the major cities have diverse populations; (5) many Canadians have nonofficial languages (neither French nor English) as mother tongues and continue to speak them at home; (6) 1.2 percent of Canadians cannot speak either French or English; (7) over 90 percent of visible minorities live in four provinces and two-thirds live in the three largest cities; (8) over 700,000 Canadians report aboriginal ancestry; (9) the visible minority and aboriginal populations are younger than the total population; (10) almost four million Canadians are immigrants; and (11) the immigrants' countries-of-origin are changing. A translation in French is included. A four-item bibliography, a glossary, and 26 tables of statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.