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New historical tables on mother tongue, language spoken most often at home and first official language spoken

Released: 2023-07-12

Today, three new historical data tables on languages in Canada, in Canada outside Quebec and in each province and territory are being released.

A table with information on mother tongue for the census years 1951 to 2021, a table on language spoken most often at home for the census years 1971 to 2021, and a table on first official language spoken for the census years 1971 to 2021 are now available.

On March 21, 2023, the first historical data table updated with language-related data from the 2021 Census of Population was released. It presented data on the knowledge of official languages.

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