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Table 1
Knowledge of French of retail and client services workers and of the total population, by province and territory, 1991 to 2006

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  Workers in retail and client services Total population
1991 1996 2001 2006  2006
percentage
Canada 33.2 33.0 33.0 33.0 30.7
Province or territory of work
Newfoundland and Labrador 4.2* 4.2* 5.8* 7.5 4.7
Prince Edward Island 13.2* 15.3 15.8 17.6 10.6
Nova Scotia 11.1* 12.0 13.2 12.8 12.8
New Brunswick 44.1* 46.1* 47.1 48.3 43.6
Quebec 97.2* 97.8 98.2* 97.8 94.5
Ontario 14.5* 14.8* 14.2* 12.7 11.9
Manitoba 11.1 12.8 13.1* 11.8 9.3
Saskatchewan 5.2* 6.6 7.2 6.7 5.0
Alberta 8.7 9.4* 9.3* 8.5 6.9
Bristish Columbia 8.3 9.5* 9.1* 8.5 7.3
Yukon Territory 11.2* 10.5* 14.5 17.4 9.1
Northwest Territories 8.3 8.2 10.0 9.5 11.8
Nunavut ... ... 6.2 5.5 4.0
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from reference group at p < 0.05
Sources: Statistics Canada, Census of Population from 1991 to 2006.