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|Visible minority group||Persons|
|Total||In a couple||In a mixed union|
|All persons belonging to visible minority groups||3,922,700||2,181,200||55.6||331,300||15.2|
|Multiple groups or n.i.e.1||144,700||71,400||49.3||29,400||41.3|
|1. Belonging to multiple visible minority groups means that respondents reported more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in circles, e.g., Black and South Asian. Less common visible minority groups are reported in the visible minority N.I.E. (not included elsewhere) category. This category includes respondents who reported a write-in response such as Guyanese, West Indian, Kurd, Tibetan, Polynesian and Pacific Islander.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2006.