Main assumptions of the 5 scenarios specifically developed for the language projections
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|2.1. Doubling the odds of the population aged 5 to 14 becoming bilingual||The odds of becoming bilingual estimated by the change models for the knowledge of official languages are doubled among the population aged 5 to 14.|
|2.2. Retention of bilingualism among the English-speaking population outside Quebec from 17 years of age||From 17 years of age, the English FOLS population residing outside Quebec and who are bilingual remain so permanently. These people cannot make a transition from bilingual to unilingual.|
|2.3. Doubling the odds of becoming bilingual and retention of bilingualism||Combination of the two previous scenarios.|
|2.4 Simulation of the number of immigrants whose FOLS is French needed to maintain the weight of the French-speaking populations (FOLS) outside Quebec||Calculation of the number of immigrants needed to stop the weight of the French FOLS population outside Quebec from declining, from 2017. The simulation modifies the language composition of immigration without increasing the number of immigrants in relation to the reference scenario, with a view to generating the number of French-speaking immigrants sought. Because the proportion of the French FOLS population is not projected downward between 2017 and 2036, Newfoundland and Labrador and the territories are excluded from the simulation.|
|2.5. Almost complete transmission rates applied to the French-speaking populations in Canada excluding Quebec||The almost complete language transmission rates of mothers whose language spoken most often at home is English or French were applied to mothers with the same language profile in Canada outside Quebec.
The transmission rates of mothers with a non-official home language or English- or French-speaking mothers are unchanged.
|Note: For each scenario, the assumptions relating to the other components are identical to the reference scenario assumptions.|
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