Children eligible for instruction in the minority official language1 by preschool age group (younger than 5 years) or school-aged group (5 to 17 years), Canada, Canada outside Quebec, provinces and territories, 2021
|Younger than 5 years – Preschoolers2||Younger than 5 years – Preschoolers2||Aged 5 to 11 years – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Aged 5 to 11 years – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Aged 12 to 17 years – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Aged 12 to 17 years – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Subtotal (aged 5 to 17 years) – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Subtotal (aged 5 to 17 years) – School-aged children3 (aged 5 to 17 years)||Younger than 18 years4 – Total|
|Canada outside Quebec||141,260||23.8||246,585||41.6||205,525||34.6||452,105||76.2||593,365|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||735||24.9||1,280||43.3||940||31.8||2,215||75.0||2,955|
|Prince Edward Island||640||22.3||1,255||43.7||970||33.8||2,230||77.7||2,870|
Census of Population, 2021 (3901).
Table note 1
Children eligible for instruction in the minority official language are eligible for instruction at the primary and secondary levels in English in Quebec or in French in Canada outside Quebec, pursuant to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms' criteria, except citizenship.
Table note 2
In the 2021 Census, preschoolers were aged younger than 5 years as of December 31, 2020 (born on January 1, 2016, or later).
Table note 3
In the 2021 Census, school-aged children were between the ages of 5 and 17 years as of December 31, 2020 (born between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2015, inclusively).
Table note 4
In the 2021 Census, children eligible for instruction in the minority official language were under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2020 (born in 2003 or later).
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