Ethnicity, Language and Immigration Thematic Series
This booklet is part of a series of documents released in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 to 2024) and Black History Month. It aims to provide insight into some of the key socioeconomic characteristics of Canada’s Black communities.
The first booklet in this series titled “Diversity of the Black population in Canada: An overview”, was released in February 2019 and highlighted both the demographic characteristics and diversity of this population. Among others, the booklet demonstrated that the Black population which represents close to 1.2 million people in 2016, is not only diverse, but also young and growing in size.
To obtain a more comprehensive portrait of this population, this second booklet presents indicators related to education, employment, income, family structures and perceptions using data from the census and the General Social Survey (GSS).