Definitions - Census
Aboriginal peoples are First Nations (Status Indian or non-Status Indian), Inuit or Métis.

Persons with disabilities are those who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment(s) and who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment. This also includes persons whose impairments have been accommodated in the workplace (e.g. by the use of technical aids, changes to equipment or other working arrangements).

Examples of disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination or Dexterity - Difficulty using hands or arms, such as grasping objects or using a keyboard
  • Mobility - Difficulty moving around from one office to another, walking long distances or
    using stairs
  • Blind or Visually Impaired - Unable to see or difficulty seeing, glaucoma, but do not include yourself if you can see well with glasses or contact lenses
  • Speech - Unable to speak or difficulty speaking and being understood
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Unable to hear or difficulty hearing
  • Other Disabilities - Learning, developmental and other types of disabilities.

Members of a visible minority are persons in Canada, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of birthplace or citizenship.

Examples of persons of colour include but are not limited to:
  Non-white Latin American (including indigenous persons from Central and South America)
  East Asian (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
  South Asian/East Indian (e.g. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, East Indians from Guyana, Trinidad, East Africa)
  Southeast Asian (e.g. Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese)
  Non-white West Asian, North African, or Arab (e.g. Iranian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Libyan)
  Persons of mixed origin (e.g. with one parent in one of the visible minority groups listed above).