Immigrants Transforming Canada’s Cities, Study Says
Globe and Mail (Toronto), Mar. 10
New waves of immigration have transformed the face of urban Canada, giving rise to a phenomenal increase of “visible-minority neighbourhoods” — enclaves where at least 30 per cent of the population comes from a single ethnic group, Statistics Canada said in a report in Canadian Social Trends, released yesterday.
In 1981, Canada could count only six neighbourhoods across the country where 30 per cent of residents came from a single visible minority.
By 2001, the number swelled to 254, nearly all of them in Toronto and Vancouver.
“It’s a big change, and it’s what we’d expect when we see immigration increase very rapidly in the short term,” said Feng Hou, an analyst with Statscan. Staff