Chinese Canadians: Enriching the cultural mosaic - ARCHIVED

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Chinese in Canada now comprise the country's largest visible minority group, surpassing one million for the first time, following successive waves of immigration. They are a diverse group, reporting a variety of countries of birth, mother tongues, home languages and religious affiliation. But they are linked by a common ethnicity. And while earlier Chinese immigrants came as manual labourers, recent arrivals tend to come with education and human capital. This article examines the history of the Chinese in Canada, its diverse population and its contribution to the nation's rich multicultural mosaic.

Issue Number: 2004004
Author(s): Chui, Tina; Flanders, John; Tran, Kelly

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFMarch 8, 2005