Asian Heritage Month

Did you know?

  • This year marks 20 years since the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.
  • Almost half of the immigrant population in Canada was born in Asia.
  • From 2017 to 2019, 63.5 percent of newcomers to Canada were born in Asia (including the Middle East)
  • In 2016, the South Asian and Chinese groups were the two largest visible minority groups in Canada, each with a population exceeding 1 million.

Filipinos were the fourth-largest visible minority group. Similar to the Arab population, the number of Filipinos almost doubled in 10 years.