The Census data for 2015 released yesterday reveal that there is significant discrimination in pay and employment.
The data provide some metrics on the incomes of “visible minority” persons, defined as those who are not aboriginal and are non-white or non-caucasian. This note will refer to racialized and white persons.
The 2016 Census income data released today shows that family and individual incomes rose significantly for most of the population in the decade from 2005 to 2015, mainly due to the resource boom that extended through most of the period. The median total income of families adjusted for inflation rose by a healthy 10.8 per cent. But the gains were unequally shared, and some families and individuals fell behind.