Statistics Canada: “Diversity of the Black population in Canada: An Overview”. Release date: February 27, 2019

Using the 2016 census, Statistics Canada released the report “Diversity of the Black population in Canada: An Overview”.  Some findings:

• In 2016 close to 1.2 million people in Canada self-identified as Black.
• The Black population was younger than the total population in Canada. The median age for the Black population was 29.6 years, while it was 40.7 years for the total population.
• More than four in ten Black people were born in Canada; we come from more than 170 different places of birth, and more than 200 ethnic or cultural origins.
• British Columbia: is growing, but at a slower pace compared to neighbouring provinces.