Data tables, 2016 Census

Visible Minority (15), Labour Force Status (8), STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (16), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Immigrant Status (4), Age (10) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details visible minority , labour force status , stem and bhase groupings, major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2016 , highest certificate, diploma or degree , immigrant status , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
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Visible minority (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 4 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Visible minorityFootnote 5 3,870,375 2,471,665 2,305,690 165,980 1,398,710 63.9 59.6 6.7
Total visible minority populationFootnote 6 1,141,105 729,580 680,060 49,520 411,525 63.9 59.6 6.8
South AsianFootnote 7 294,720 198,885 184,225 14,660 95,835 67.5 62.5 7.4
Chinese 437,345 247,360 230,890 16,470 189,990 56.6 52.8 6.7
Black 31,915 22,800 20,720 2,070 9,115 71.4 64.9 9.1
Filipino 118,995 92,380 88,555 3,825 26,610 77.6 74.4 4.1
Latin American 38,530 27,950 25,940 2,015 10,575 72.5 67.3 7.2
Arab 14,780 7,745 6,885 860 7,035 52.4 46.6 11.1
Southeast AsianFootnote 8 45,120 31,535 29,405 2,125 13,585 69.9 65.2 6.7
West AsianFootnote 9 42,225 27,470 24,995 2,470 14,750 65.1 59.2 9.0
Korean 50,595 29,765 27,430 2,340 20,820 58.8 54.2 7.9
Japanese 33,650 20,710 19,670 1,040 12,940 61.5 58.5 5.0
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 10 6,970 4,740 4,390 350 2,230 68.0 63.0 7.4
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 11 26,275 18,240 16,940 1,305 8,035 69.4 64.5 7.2
Not a visible minorityFootnote 12 2,729,270 1,742,090 1,625,630 116,455 987,185 63.8 59.6 6.7

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

This variable shows a variant of CIP which classifies fields of study into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math and computer sciences) and BHASE (non-STEM) categories. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/concepts/classification.

This variant is different from the STEM variant used in the 2011 National Household Survey. For information on comparability between the two variants, refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 2

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 3

For more information on immigration variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 4

Refers to whether a person aged 15 years and over was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Early enumeration was conducted in remote, isolated parts of the provinces and territories. When enumeration has taken place before May 2016, the reference date used is the date on which the household was enumerated.

In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Footnote 5

For more information on the Visible minority variable, including information on its classification, the questions from which it is derived, data quality and its comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 6

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 7

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 8

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.

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Footnote 9

For example, 'Afghan,' 'Iranian,' etc.

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Footnote 10

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes persons with a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 11

Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 12

Includes persons who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal group question (Question 18), as well as persons who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016276.

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