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French in the Atlantic provinces, 2001 to 2016

Released: 2019-03-25

Statistics Canada is releasing today four short portraits that provide an overview of the trends observed from 2001 to 2016 for the French language and the population whose first official language spoken is French in the four Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The documents provide information taken from the Census of Population and National Household Survey on the population who reported having French as their mother tongue, French spoken at home or used at work as well as those who speak French well enough to sustain a conversation.


The Fact sheets "French in New Brunswick, 2001 to 2016," "French in Nova Scotia, 2001 to 2016," "French in Prince Edward Island, 2001 to 2016" and "French in Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001 to 2016," which are part of the Ethnicity, Language and Immigration Thematic Series (Catalogue number89-657-X), are now available.

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