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  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016017

    This Census in Brief article describes the composition of Canada’s immigrant population according to four language variables. It focuses on immigrants’ adoption of English or French and includes a comparison of results for Quebec and the rest of Canada.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016009

    This article in the Census in Brief series shows the recent evolution of the bilingualism rate in Canada, the provinces and the territories. It also illustrates the changes in the bilingual population within different regions and mother tongue groups between 2011 and 2016. It focuses on the bilingualism rate of school-age Canadians whose mother tongue is English and who live outside of Quebec.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016011

    This article in the Census in Brief series shows the recent evolution of English and French in Canada in terms of knowledge of official languages, language spoken at home and mother tongue. It also shows the demographic evolution of official language minorities between 2011 and 2016 in the provinces and territories.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Stats in brief: 11-630-X2016001

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends explores the evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011.

    Release date: 2016-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 89-642-X2015012

    This study examines the language practices of children from minority francophone communities outside Quebec. It describes children’s language practices and identifies the key factors in the predominant use of French or English in their personal, extracurricular and leisure activities. These activities include watching television, using the Internet, participating in organized sports and non-sport activities, and reading. The analyses and results presented use data from the Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities (SVOLM), conducted by Statistics Canada in 2006.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201300111795
    Geography: Canada

    In Canada, one significant event that eventually led to the development of a policy of bilingualism was the beginning of the Royal Commission on bilingualism and biculturalism, 50 years ago. This article examines historical trends in bilingualism in Canada, and factors that might explain these trends.

    Release date: 2013-05-28

  • Stats in brief: 98-314-X201100311723
    Geography: Canada

    These short analytical articles provide complementary analysis to the 2011 Census analytical document. These articles allow for a more in-depth look to relevant topics related to the Canadian population. The three articles linked to the language release are entitled 'French and the francophonie,' ' Immigrant languages in Canada,' and ' Aboriginal languages in Canada'

    Release date: 2012-10-24

  • Articles and reports: 98-314-X2011001
    Geography: Province or territory

    This 2011 Census analytical document presents key trends emerging from the analysis of language data in Canada, provinces and territories and some census metropolitan areas (CMAs).

    Release date: 2012-10-24

  • Articles and reports: 82-003-X201100411559
    Geography: Canada

    With data from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada, this analysis examines the relationship between self-reported official language proficiency and transitions to poor self-reported health during the first four years in the country.

    Release date: 2011-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201000111074
    Geography: Census metropolitan area

    This article looks at the prevalence of French-language knowledge among sales and service workers (salespersons, food servers, cashiers). Information is also provided regarding their use of French at work. There is a special focus on the metropolitan areas of Ottawa-Gatineau, Moncton, Sudbury and Montréal.

    Release date: 2010-01-26
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