Statistics Canada has published three studies that provide an overview of the characteristics of Canada’s Black population and some of the issues it faces.
- In February 2019, an infographic and a booklet entitled “Diversity of the Black Population in Canada: An overview” described the demographic growth and diversity of the country’s Black population.
- A second booklet, called “Canada’s Black population: Education, labour and resilience”, and an analytical study entitled “Education and labour market integration of Black youth in Canada”, were published in February 2020, to give a glimpse of some of the key socioeconomic characteristics of Black communities in Canada.
- “Changes in the socio-economic situation of Canada’s Black population, 2001 to 2016“ was published on August 13. This study focuses on the changes, or lack thereof, to the socioeconomic status of Canada’s Black population between 2001 and 2016 with an emphasis on the richness of available disaggregated data on Canada’s Black populations. Differences between men and women, by generation, by top birth countries and, for persons born in Canada, birth countries of their immigrant parents. In this report, the subjects of immigration, family, employment, income, and poverty of Black children are addressed.
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