One out of every seven people in the City of Ottawa is an Asian Canadian.  Asian Canadian is the largest visible minority group.  The ethnic origins of the Asian Canadians trace back to more than 40 Asian countries/regions.  The great majority of the Asian Canadians in Ottawa are of Chinese, East Indian, Lebanese, Filipino, or Vietnamese descent. Approximately 8,000 Asian Canadians live in the City of Gatineau. 

 

 
City
 
Chinese
 South Asian
Southeast Asian
 
Filipino
 
Black
Latin American
Visible Minority
 
Total
Ottawa
30,760
26,510
10,395
7,115
39,070
8,075
161,720
801,270
Gatineau
1,515
455
1,235
195
5,710
2,415
16,420
239,985
Canada
1,216,570
1,262,865
239,935
410,695
783,795
304,245
5,068,090
31,241,030

 

Source: Statistics Canada:2006 Census.