Diversity is the sign of an international city, and Calgary is the third-most ethnically diverse city in all of Canada.
According to the most recent National Household Survey in 2011, the city has one of the highest visible minority rates in Canada, behind only Toronto and Vancouver.
Of Calgary’s total labour force, 25.9 per cent are visible minorities with South Asian, Chinese, Black and Filipino being the largest individual ethnic groups. (2011)
26.2 percent of Calgarians identify themselves as immigrants, and 28.1 per cent of Calgarians are included in a visible minority group. (2011)
Visible Minority Population
|Visible Minority Group||Number||Distribution (%)|
|Total population Calgary CMA||1,199,125||100.0|
|Total visible minority population||337,425||28.1|
|Visible minority, not included elsewhere||2,940||0.2|
|Multiple visible minority||9,680||0.8|
|Not a visible minority||861,700||71.9|
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey
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