Immigrants in Canada who work in a language other than English or French - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X200900110770


This article uses data from the 2001 and 2006 Census of Canada to look at the use of non-official languages at work among immigrants. Owing to the growing contribution that immigrants are making to Canada's labour force, languages other than English and French are being used more often in Canadian work places. The article examines which languages are used most often. It also looks at the impact of age, gender, year of immigration, education, official language ability and the presence of others who speak the mother tongue in the community where they work, on the likelihood that immigrants will use a non-official language on the job.

Issue Number: 2009001
Author(s): Thomas, Derrick

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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