In the past five years alone, the number of mixed unions is up by nearly one-quarter, far outpacing the 5.1 per cent growth for all legal couples over the same time period.All this suggests Canadians are no longer bound by outdated cultural mores or strictures when picking a partner. A mixed union is defined by Statistics Canada as a conjugal relationship between two people who belong to different visible minority groups, or between one visible minority and one white.Statistics Canada spreadsheets are admittedly not very sexy, but a close look at the latest census release reveals all kinds of details about how to increase your chances of meeting that special someone.1. The chart below tracks the number of unmarried people who are not in a common-law couple. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) " data-medium-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/bkws114-88_2017_201243_high.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/bkws114-88_2017_201243_high.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=650" / Canadian peacekeepers prepare for a parade at Maple Leaf Camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov.28, 1997.So it includes people who have never been married, who are divorced, who are separated and who are widowed. The Trudeau government has promised to get Canada back into the peacekeeping business, but a new report from two independent think tanks says the military is ill-prepared for the task.Last month, Statistics Canada released its latest numbers on couples who cross racial or ethnic lines, revealing surprising and continued growth.Mixed unions are no longer unusual, nor an excuse for cultural conflict or bigotry; today, they’ve become a commonplace feature of life as it is lived in Canada. So maybe there are no single people of your desired gender in town. An Indian fisherman prays to a partial solar eclipse seen in the sky over Bay of Bengal in Konark, 60 kilometers from eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
She is approaching 30, and it is not getting any easier.
Our Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in Canada database is an index to a few collections held at Library and Archives Canada that include some references to marriages.
Be sure to read the database section called The records, to find out what records are included in that database.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods " data-medium-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cpt110409146_high2.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=300" data-large-file="https://shawglobalnews.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/cpt110409146_high2.jpg? quality=70&strip=all&w=650" /Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, centre right, greets newly-arrived asylum seekers at a reception area at the Olympic Stadium, in Montreal on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
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