Canadian ethnic communities
The transformation of the cultural mosaic
Nowadays, the Canadian population is comprised of more than 200 different ethnic groups. The proportion of visible minorities is getting bigger and bigger: between 2001 and 2006 it increased rapidly, its growth rate even reaching 27.2%, which is five times more than that of the whole population. This rise is explained by a high birth rate and above all by the growing proportion of new arrivals from visible minorities.