ERIC Number: ED330735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Visible Minority Canadians: A Graphic Overview = Les Minorities Visibles Au Canada: Presentation Graphique.
Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.
This graphic overview uses ten bar graphs to illustrate demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of Canada's visible minorities. Visible minorities are persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are, because of their race or color, members of minority groups within the Canadian population. The following highlights are included: (1) the visible minority population exceeds 1.1 million out of a total population of 24.1 million; (2) visible minorities comprise almost 5 percent of the population; (3) the visible minority population is younger than the population as a whole; (4) visible minorities are more likely to attend college than other Canadians; (5) Chinese and Indo-Pakistani Canadians have a higher postsecondary education enrollment rate than other Canadians, but Blacks have a slightly lower enrollment rate; (6) the average income of visible minorities is marginally lower than that of the total population; (7) the average income of visible minorities is observably lower than that of the total population of the provinces with the highest proportions of visible minorities in the population; (8) visible minorities are underrepresented in high-salary jobs; (9) visible minorities are underrepresented in managerial positions; and (10) the percentage of self-employed individuals differed greatly among visible minority groups. A translation in French is included. A three-item bibliography and 10 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.
Identifiers: Canada; Visible Minority (Canada)