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Immigration and language in Canada, 2011 and 2016

Written by Alexandre Comeau :: [Friday, 31 July 2020 16:13] Last updated by Azure René de Cotret :: [Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:38]
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Year: 2020 Authors and Collaborators Chavez, Brigitte; Theme Demography
Immigration
Sociolinguistic
Language Statistics
Journal: , Ethnicity, Language and Immigration Thematic Series Collection: , 89-657-X2019001 City: , Ottawa Publishing Company: , Statistics Canada ISBN : 978-0-660-28324-1 ISSN : 2371-5006 Abstract This document presents a descriptive analysis of recent and established immigrants in Canada, in Canada outside Quebec, in each province and territory, and in the six largest census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in the country, by certain linguistic characteristics and by their main countries of birth. This analysis comprises five sections. The first section presents statistics on immigrants' first official language spoken. The second and third sections respectively address immigrants' mother tongue and the language spoken most often at home. The fourth section provides statistics on their knowledge of the official languages (English and French) by mother tongue of the immigrant population. Lastly, the fifth section explores the main countries of birth of immigrants.