During World War I about 3500 [North American] Indians, over 1000 blacks, and several hundred Chinese and Japanese enlisted in the Canadian forces.”
Source: Walker, James W St G. (1989). Race and recruitment in World War I: Enlistment of visible minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Canadian Historical Review, 70(1), 1-26.
Note! Enemy Aliens were not members of a visible minority - they were immigrants to Canada who had come from a country that was, in 1914, considered to be at war with Britain and her allies. This gallery contains a few Images related to the experience of Enemy Aliens in the First World War. (For additional images see: http://www.infoukes.com/history/internment/).
An assortment of documents related to ethnocultural diversity. (Note - the use of the term "visible minorities" was intentionally avoided partly because it might be seen to promote racist attitudes, but also because it is not inclusive enough.