All this suggests Canadians are no longer bound by outdated cultural mores or strictures when picking a partner.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.
When the answer is “yes,” the other user is notified and has the opportunity to respond. The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people).Our country, it is often observed, is a Metis nation—and getting more so.Last month, Statistics Canada released its latest numbers on couples who cross racial or ethnic lines, revealing surprising and continued growth.Its users skew older than Tinder’s—about two-thirds of AYI users are older than 35, according to a spokesperson. Whether by necessity or choice, our history is marked by the coming together of different groups and races to produce something new: European and Aboriginal, English and French, old stock and immigrant.