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The proportion of the population whose first official language spoken is French is the highest in Quebec, followed by New Brunswick and Yukon

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The title of the map is "The proportion of the population whose first official language spoken is French is the highest in Quebec, followed by New Brunswick and Yukon"

This is a map of Canada showing the percentage of the population by first official language spoken in 2021 in Canada and in each province and territory.

The proportion of the population with French as their first official language spoken in 2021 was 21% in Canada and was as follows in the provinces, from east to west, and then the territories: Newfoundland and Labrador (less than 1%), Prince Edward Island (3%), Nova Scotia (3%), New Brunswick (30%), Quebec (82%), Ontario (3%), Manitoba (3%), Saskatchewan (1%), Alberta (2%), British Columbia (1%), Yukon (5%), Northwest Territories (3%), and Nunavut (2%).

The proportion of the population with English as their first official language spoken in 2021 was 75% in Canada and was as follows in the provinces, from east to west, and then the territories: Newfoundland and Labrador (99%), Prince Edward Island (96%), Nova Scotia (97%), New Brunswick (69%), Quebec (13%), Ontario (93%), Manitoba (96%), Saskatchewan (98%), Alberta (97%), British Columbia (95%), Yukon (95%), Northwest Territories (96%), and Nunavut (93%).

Note(s): English is the minority official language of Canada in Quebec, while French is the minority official language in other provinces and territories, as well as in Canada as a whole.

Source(s): Census of Population, 2021 (3901).

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