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

Statistics Canada reported from the 2016 census that close to 1.2 million people in Canada self-identified as Black. Findings included that:
• 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 10 Black people were born in Canada; we come from more than 170 different places of birth, and more than 200 ethnic or cultural origins
• A higher percentage of people within the Black population (28%) speak French at home compared to the total population (23.3%).
• The Black population in BC is growing, but at a slower pace compared to neighbouring provinces