Table 3.7.2.1
Number, percentage and relative share of French and English immigrants, Ontario, 1971 to 2006

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Immigrant 1971 1981 1991 2001 2006
number
Number of French immigrants 32,342 33,692 39,857 61,323 68,254
Proportion of French speaking immigrants within the immigrant population percentage
1.9 1.7 1.7 2.0 2.0
Share of French speaking immigrants in Ontario within all French speaking immigrants outside Quebec 59.9 60.2 66.5 69.9 69.1
Proportion of immigrants within the French speaking population 6.4 7.2 7.9 11.7 12.7
Proportion of the immigrant population within the Anglophone population 22.0 23.5 23.8 26.6 27.8
Relative share of immigrants in Ontario within all of Canada 51.8 52.4 54.6 55.6 54.9
Note(s): The populations are defined by first official language spoken criteria.
Source(s): Statistics Canada, 1971 to 2006 Censuses of Population.
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