Multicultural B.C.

Last reviewed: March 20, 2024

British Columbia is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada. Almost 30 percent of British Columbians immigrated to B.C. from another country. Just under one-quarter of the people in B.C. are a visible minority. Another five percent of the population is Indigenous.

Multiculturalism is a way of life in B.C. By law, you have to respect other people’s lifestyles, beliefs, religion and culture and they have to respect yours.

When you move to B.C., you can continue practising your religious beliefs and cultural traditions. As a member of our ethnically diverse communities, you will also be able to experience the cultural heritage of other people from around the world.