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Ethno-Cultural and Aboriginal Groups


Canada's experience with diversity distinguishes it from most other countries. Its 30 million inhabitants reflect a cultural, ethnic and linguistic makeup found nowhere else on earth. Approximately 200,000 immigrants a year from all parts of the globe continue to choose Canada as their new home.

The Encyclopedia of Canada's peoples, edited by Paul Robert Magocsi, provides detailed information about the different ethnic groups in Canada, including immigration history, economics, culture, language, religion, education etc.

Library and Archives Canada also offers a Web portal for ARCHIVED - Multicultural Resources and Services.

The Multicultural Canada [www.multiculturalcanada.ca] website contains unique cultural materials, such as newspapers, magazines, newsletters, calendar-almanacs, organizational records, oral testimonies, photographs, letters, diaries and books from a large cross-section of ethnic communities including Chinese, Ukrainian, Jewish, Doukhobor, East Indian, Aboriginals, Japanese, Vietnamese, French, Korean, Pakistani Urdu, German and Hungarian. The website also contains interactive educational tools and other contextual materials.