Canada's indigenous population is growing at almost twice the national rate, and four percent of Canada's population claimed an indigenous identity in 2006.
Another 22.3 percent of the population belonged to a non-indigenous visible minority.
This represents about 8% of the total Canadian population.
Of those living abroad, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, China, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, and Australia have the largest Canadian diaspora.
Canada's nationality law closely mirrored that of the United Kingdom.
Legislation since the mid-20th century represents Canadians' commitment to multilateralism and socioeconomic development.
As speculation surrounding Miki and Muyi's relationship grew following their posts on Weibo the pair began trending on Twitter, with some commentators branding the rumoured romance 'gross', while others dismissed it as a publicity stunt.
World War I and World War II, in particular, gave rise to a desire among Canadians to have their country recognized as a fully-fledged sovereign state with a distinct citizenship.
Legislative independence was established with the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Canadian Citizenship Act of 1946 took effect on January 1, 1947, and full sovereignty was achieved with the patriation of the constitution in 1982.
Canadian government policies such as official bilingualism; publicly funded health care; higher and more progressive taxation; outlawing capital punishment; strong efforts to eliminate poverty; strict gun control; leniency in regard to drug use, and, most recently, legalizing same-sex marriage are social indicators of Canada's political and cultural values.
The Government of Canada has also influenced culture with programs, laws and institutions.
) are people identified with the country of Canada.