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 Canada
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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 28,643,015 18,672,470 17,230,040 1,442,435 9,970,545 65.2 60.2 7.7
Total visible minority populationFootnote 6 6,073,870 4,038,855 3,668,975 369,880 2,035,015 66.5 60.4 9.2
South AsianFootnote 7 1,511,125 1,014,480 921,235 93,245 496,645 67.1 61.0 9.2
Chinese 1,335,285 793,010 730,585 62,425 542,280 59.4 54.7 7.9
Black 880,105 607,135 531,335 75,805 272,965 69.0 60.4 12.5
Filipino 627,615 486,485 461,260 25,225 141,135 77.5 73.5 5.2
Latin American 376,450 273,600 248,590 25,010 102,850 72.7 66.0 9.1
Arab 379,630 231,985 200,735 31,240 147,650 61.1 52.9 13.5
Southeast AsianFootnote 8 254,485 173,485 159,205 14,280 81,000 68.2 62.6 8.2
West AsianFootnote 9 218,770 137,975 122,730 15,250 80,795 63.1 56.1 11.1
Korean 156,695 95,465 87,400 8,065 61,230 60.9 55.8 8.4
Japanese 75,245 46,945 43,950 3,000 28,300 62.4 58.4 6.4
Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 10 106,305 73,155 66,825 6,325 33,150 68.8 62.9 8.6
Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 11 152,160 105,140 95,125 10,020 47,020 69.1 62.5 9.5
Not a visible minorityFootnote 12 22,569,145 14,633,615 13,561,060 1,072,555 7,935,530 64.8 60.1 7.3

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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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