Why is Canada significantly "Whiter" than the United States?

I love how Canada claims to be one of the most "racially diverse" countries in the world (sometimes even more than the U.S), yet statistics show that Canada isn't actually all that diverse at all.

Here are Canada's racial statistics as of January 2011:

-82% White

-11% Asian

-3% Native American

-3% Black

-1% Hispanic

Now here are the racial statistics for the United States:

-66% White

-16% Hispanic

-12% Black

-5% Asian

-1% Native American

As you can see, Canada is still over 80% White. The United States, on the other hand, is now less than 70% White. To be exact, 34% of Americans are currently non-White, while only 18% of Canadians are currently non-White.

But why is there such a huge 16% gap between the non-White populations of Canada and the U.S?

11 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    because in canada they dont expect everybody to be like them, they are more tolerant of other cultures than the states is(usualy)

    also you sure you didnt make these up, ive lived in no place in canada that was 82% white

  • coombe
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    you will discover out of your individual information; the adaptation is made up for by ability of the extra effective form of hispanics and blacks interior america of a, the 1st being by way of fact individuals of a's proximity to Mexico (Mexicans do unlike Canadian winters), and the 2d being by way of African inhabitants which became into introduced to america of a whilst there became right into a slave commerce, which Canada by no ability did. surely, once you think approximately that Canada is a French and English speaking usa, and you recognize that those information you cite approximately white human beings comprise the two French and English speaking peoples, you will understand that Canada is genuinely plenty extra distinctive than the U. S.. The Aboriginal and Asian populations in Canada additionally are proportionately larger than america of a. So the conclusions you have drawn from those information are improper.

  • 10 years ago


    Canada never imported millions of African slaves, for example. Additionally, Canada doesn't have a long mutual border with Mexico, nor did Canada expand to envelop large areas of Mexico or another Hispanic-ethnicity country, like the US did with the Southwest and California.

  • Cl
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    You made up those statistics

    Outside of Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, we have mostly Canadian-Canadians.

    Visible minorities are listed in a more detailed manner in the Canadian census:

    South Asian




    Latin American


    Southeast Asian

    West Asian



    Multiple visible minority

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    1. America used to be 90% White just 40-50 years ago, but then Mexican [illegal] immigration started, and the dozens of millions reduced their percentage

    Canada isn't bordered with Mexico or any other country except for USA, so there aren't many people crossing the border.

    2. Canada didn't really bring so many slaves into their country like America

    So if America did something about the Hispanic immigration, percentage of Whites would be significally higher. The future of America is extremely in danger

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Good answer CI!

    But I think it's because PEI or Newfoundland are too Canadian for them

    Even in Texas which is one of the whitest parts of the US, there are a lot of Blacks and Latinos

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Consider the source of the diversity in the US: they imported Black African slaves, which is where they came from, how they got there, and why they are still there. And Canada is bitterly cold, so why would ex-slaves from the US want to move up there? They already hate being cold, since their homeland was warm, and the US is miserable why go to Canada? Then fewer Mexicans crossing the southern border with the US are going to go that far...and again, from a nice warm homeland to arctic weather? It is cold enough in the US, that they don't want to go even further up into the cold.

  • 10 years ago

    Because it has more White people. But US is 72%, not 66.


  • 10 years ago

    Canada is colder and most people would rather live in warmer places.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    "11% Asian"

    That's why, really.

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