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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201919020650
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-07-09

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019010
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    The main objective of this report is to provide a statistical overview of the recent situation of Inuktitut in Nunavut and of its speakers, based on 2016 Census data, by showing how the use of the language at home and at work has changed since 2001.

    This report also aims to provide information to various stakeholders who work to support the protection, promotion and revitalization of Inuktut in communities and among population segments, where its use is more limited or is declining over time.

    Release date: 2019-07-09

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019003
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This document presents an overview of the trends observed between 2001 and 2016 for the French language and the official language minority population in New Brunswick. To this end, it provides Census of Population and National Household Survey information on the population who reported having French as their mother tongue, French spoken at home or used at work as well as those who speak French well enough to sustain a conversation.

    Release date: 2019-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019004
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This document presents an overview of the trends observed between 2001 and 2016 for the French language and the official language minority population in Nova Scotia. To this end, it provides Census of Population and National Household Survey information on the population who reported having French as their mother tongue, French spoken at home or used at work as well as those who speak French well enough to sustain a conversation.

    Release date: 2019-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019005
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This document presents an overview of the trends observed between 2001 and 2016 for the French language and the official language minority population in Prince Edward Island. To this end, it provides Census of Population and National Household Survey information on the population who reported having French as their mother tongue, French spoken at home or used at work as well as those who speak French well enough to sustain a conversation.

    Release date: 2019-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019006
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This document presents an overview of the trends observed between 2001 and 2016 for the French language and the official language minority population in Newfoundland and Labrador. To this end, it provides Census of Population and National Household Survey information on the population who reported having French as their mother tongue, French spoken at home or used at work as well as those who speak French well enough to sustain a conversation.

    Release date: 2019-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201800154981
    Description:

    Using data from the 2016 Census, this study examines the extent to which Aboriginal languages are spoken in Canada, and whether the number of Aboriginal-language speakers rose in past decades. The study also examines the factors that are related to Aboriginal language use and retention.

    Release date: 2018-12-07

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016031
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series describes how the use of English, French and other languages in the workplace has evolved between 2006 and 2016 in Canada, Quebec, Canada excluding Quebec, as well as in census metropolitan areas where many linguistic groups coexist. Special attention is given to certain other languages and to the specific context in which they are used at work.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2016010
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series paints a picture of linguistic diversity in Canada using statistics on Aboriginal and immigrant languages. It also presents different attributes of multilingualism and the place of official languages in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Stats in brief: 99-012-X201100311851
    Description:

    This National Household Survey in brief presents key findings emerging from the analysis of data on languages of work in Canada in 2011. It provides information on the use of English, French and other languages at work. The analysis focuses on various levels of geography, including Canada, Quebec and the rest of Canada, and selected census metropolitan areas (CMAs).

    Release date: 2013-06-26
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-501-X2016010
    Description:

    The Language of work Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Language of work release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-10-04

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5055
    Description: The purpose of this survey is to determine the official language preference of the clients of various government departments. The data will allow the department to decide if they need to provide services to clients in the minority language according to the rules of the Official Languages Act.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5134
    Description: The survey is sponsored by the Office of the Official Language Commissioner (OCOL). As part of its mandate, the OCOL reviews the use of both official languages in federal institutions. The evaluation is done for employees in a minority situation (i.e., English in Quebec and French in New Brunswick and in bilingual areas of Ontario).
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