New National Household Survey reveals racialized persons less likely to be hired.
by Andrew Jackson
The Census — replaced by the National Household Survey in 2011 — is our key source of information for “visible minority” persons, best known as racialized persons (since race is a social rather than biological concept) and since “minorities” make up close to the majority of the population in the large urban centres of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
In 2011, one in five (19.1 percent) of all Canadians belonged to visible minority groups, up from one in six (16.2 percent) in 2006. Almost one quarter of young people age 20 to 24 belong to a visible minority group.