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  • Journals and periodicals: 75-006-X
    Description:

    This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of data sources in order to provide information on various aspects of Canadian society, including labour, income, education, social, and demographic issues, that affect the lives of Canadians.

    Release date: 2017-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017035
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, the following infographic provides a portrait of Aboriginal languages in Canada, including mother tongue and languages spoken at home.

    Release date: 2017-10-27

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017027
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, the following infographic provides a portrait of the Aboriginal population in Canada, including age, growth, population count and the diversity of Aboriginal languages.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017025
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, the following infographic provides a portrait of immigrant languages in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-657-X
    Description:

    This thematic series groups different statistical products related to ethnicity, languages, and immigration. It features analytical documents of varying scopes, such as population profiles, reference materials, data products (including tables and factsheets), among other document types.

    Release date: 2017-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017003
    Description:

    This document provides a descriptive portrait of workers in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in the four Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) whose first official language spoken is French. It includes a socioeconomic and linguistic portrait of French-language workers in both the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

    Release date: 2017-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017004
    Description:

    This document provides a descriptive portrait of workers in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in Quebec whose first official language spoken is English. It includes a socioeconomic and linguistic portrait of English-language workers in both the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

    Release date: 2017-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017006
    Description:

    This document provides a descriptive portrait of workers in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in the four Western Canada provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) whose first official language spoken is French. It includes a socioeconomic and linguistic portrait of French-language workers in both the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

    Release date: 2017-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017005
    Description:

    This document provides a descriptive portrait of workers in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in Ontario whose first official language spoken is French. It includes a socioeconomic and linguistic portrait of French-language workers in both the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

    Release date: 2017-07-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017020
    Description:

    May 17, 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal. Learn through census statistics about some of the ways the city has grown since 1642.

    Release date: 2017-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017001
    Description:

    Projection of four language variables with Demosim microsimulation model for Canada, provinces and territories, and language contact regions from 2011 to 2036.

    Release date: 2017-01-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017003
    Description:

    The infographic presents the main findings of the microsimulation language projections (with DEMOSIM) of the evolution of the population by mother tongue, first official language spoken, bilingualism, and knowledge of French in Canada, Quebec and in the rest of Canada from 2011 to 2036, based on various projection scenarios.

    Release date: 2017-01-25

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2017002
    Description:

    This report focuses on the services offered to official language minorities by healthcare professionals in Canada. It presents statistics on healthcare professionals who are official language minorities, able to conduct a conversation in the minority official language or those who use it in the workplace. For the years 2001 and 2011, the evolution of the healthcare services provided is analyzed and is compared with the official language minority population in Canada.

    Release date: 2017-01-06

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2016001
    Description:

    The purpose of this analytical report is to identify the linkages among demographic trends, economic dynamics and literacy skills for New Brunswick francophones. The first part of the report presents the most recent profile of literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in a technology-rich environment as it relates to New Brunswick francophones, using the data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). The first step is to assess the skill levels of New Brunswick francophones and to compare them against those of their anglophone counterparts and certain other francophone groups in Canada. The first section also endeavours to illustrate the major trends and specific factors that account for the gaps observed in the case of New Brunswick francophones.

    The second part of the report looks at the major demographic trends that characterize New Brunswick’s francophone population, focusing mainly on population aging, intraprovincial and interprovincial migration trends and the role of international immigration. These major trends are outlined, as are, more importantly, the ways they interact with the level of literacy and numeracy proficiency of the francophone population. The focus in the third part is similar in that it begins by detailing New Brunswick’s labour market and the role of francophones within it. The reciprocal influences among skills, demographic phenomena and the structure of the labour market documented therein shed light on the vicious circle that New Brunswick francophones find themselves in.

    Release date: 2016-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2016001
    Description:

    This edition of Canadian Megatrends explores the evolution of English-French bilingualism in Canada from 1901 to 2011.

    Release date: 2016-01-28

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-642-X
    Description:

    This demolinguistic portrait of the French-speaking population in Canada was undertaken with the financial support of Canadian Heritage's Official Languages Secretariat, prepared by the Statistics Canada's Language Statistics Section.

    This study paints a general statistical portrait of the official-language minority in Canada based on data from the Census of Population and the Survey on the Vitality of Official-language Minorities in Canada, conducted in 2006. The purpose of such a portrait is to present a set of characteristics, behaviours and perceptions of the official-language minority population, exploiting the analytical opportunities contained in the data.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-642-X2015012
    Description:

    This study examines the language practices of children from minority francophone communities outside Quebec. It describes children’s language practices and identifies the key factors in the predominant use of French or English in their personal, extracurricular and leisure activities. These activities include watching television, using the Internet, participating in organized sports and non-sport activities, and reading. The analyses and results presented use data from the Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities (SVOLM), conducted by Statistics Canada in 2006.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114301
    Description:

    Using data from the 2006 Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities (SVOLM), this study examines the language behaviour of children of Francophone parents living in a minority language environment during cultural or social activities. It also explores factors associated with the use of French during such activities. The focus is on two particular activities: reading and watching television.

    Release date: 2015-12-17

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-655-X
    Description:

    Many of the 60 or so Aboriginal languages in Canada are considered endangered to varying degrees for their long-term survival. Assessing language vitality or endangerment through the measurement of various factors can provide useful information to help ensure the continuity of a language. This paper illustrates how the 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) can be used to measure some of the factors that provide information related to the vitality of Aboriginal languages.

    Release date: 2014-10-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2015010
    Description:

    The video summarizes and updates the analyses that Statistics Canada released in the Portraits of Official-Language Minorities in Canada series. These portraits are based on a wide range of statistics drawn from the censuses of population and the Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities.

    Release date: 2014-04-17

  • Journals and periodicals: 91-549-X
    Description:

    The main objective of this document is to raise awareness among Statistics Canada data users of the different sources of language data available at Statistics Canada. Along with the census, surveys with an important sample of official-language minority groups and/or with information on languages are listed by themes. Users will find a description of the survey and its target population, sample sizes (total and according to available linguistic characteristics), available language variables based on questions asked, date of the first release, year for which the data is available and a direct internet link to additional information on the various surveys.

    Release date: 2013-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201300111795
    Description:

    In Canada, one significant event that eventually led to the development of a policy of bilingualism was the beginning of the Royal Commission on bilingualism and biculturalism, 50 years ago. This article examines historical trends in bilingualism in Canada, and factors that might explain these trends.

    Release date: 2013-05-28

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-651-X
    Description:

    This article presents employment and unemployment rates, and some information regarding salaries and industrial sectors of employees, for official-language minorities. These data are based on the Labour Force Survey and enable comparisons between official-language minority and majority according to their situation in the labour market for provinces or groups of provinces.

    Release date: 2012-11-01

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-644-X
    Description:

    This document of fact sheets provides an early learning profile of Métis, Inuit, and off-reserve First Nations children under the age of six in Canada. The 2006 Aboriginal Children's Survey is used to provide broad indicators of young Aboriginal children's experiences with learning. Data include how they learn about words and traditional activities and who helps them learn. Family characteristics associated with participation in early learning activities are also presented.

    Release date: 2010-06-18

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-641-X
    Description:

    This report concerns French-language immigration outside Quebec and its recent evolution, focusing on its numbers, its geographic distribution and its demographic and social characteristics. This statistical portrait will mainly use the concept of first official language spoken (FOLS), which is now widely used as a criterion for a person's linguistic identity in studies on official language minorities. The Francophone immigrant population outside Quebec is comprised of two groups: those who have only French as their first official language spoken (French FOLS immigrants) and those who have both French and English (French-English FOLS immigrants).

    The Francophone immigrant population living outside Quebec is fairly small, both in absolute numbers and in relation to either the French-speaking population or the immigrant population as a whole. However, the relative weight of Francophone immigrants within the French-speaking population has increased, going from 6.2% to 10% between 1991 and 2006, while their weight within the overall immigrant population has varied more moderately, and in 2006 it was, at most, less than 2%.

    The majority of Francophone immigrants outside Quebec 70% are concentrated in Ontario. Furthermore, two-thirds of French-speaking immigrants live in three metropolitan areas: Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. In Canada outside Quebec, French-English FOLS immigrants, numbering 76,100 in the 2006 Census, are slightly more numerous than French FOLS immigrants, who number 60,900. In some cities, especially Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, this characteristic is more prevalent, with French-English FOLS immigrants outnumbering their French FOLS counterparts by almost two to one. The demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of these two FOLS groups are sometimes quite different.

    International immigration to Canada has undergone a rapid transformation in recent decades. Immigrants of European origin have tended to give way to immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America. In this regard, French FOLS immigrants stand out from other immigrants in that a large proportion of them come from Africa. One of the consequences of this trend has been to change the composition of the French FOLS immigrant population; in 2006, Blacks made up 26% of that population, compared to 5% of the other two immigrant groups.

    Release date: 2010-04-06

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  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Language. It provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2016 Census, data quality and historical comparability, as well as comparison with other data sources. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Updated on November 29, 2017 to include information on language of work.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 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

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016017
    Description:

    This Census in Brief article describes the composition of Canada’s immigrant population according to four language variables. It focuses on immigrants’ adoption of English or French and includes a comparison of results for Quebec and the rest of Canada.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Index and guides: 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

  • Index and guides: 98-505-X2016002
    Description:

    This interactive bubble chart shows the proportions of persons reporting various languages as their mother tongue. The initial view shows the proportion of population reporting English, French, an Aboriginal or an immigrant language. The Aboriginal and immigrant language bubbles can be clicked to display the relative proportions of each individual language reported in that group. Data views are available for various geographic levels including Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs).

    Release date: 2017-08-04

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016011
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series shows the recent evolution of English and French in Canada in terms of knowledge of official languages, language spoken at home and mother tongue. It also shows the demographic evolution of official language minorities between 2011 and 2016 in the provinces and territories.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-402-X2016005
    Description:

    These tables provide 2016 Census highlights on language. Percentage distribution and percentage change from the previous census are available for various tables and levels of geography for example Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions with a 5,000-plus population.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016009
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series shows the recent evolution of the bilingualism rate in Canada, the provinces and the territories. It also illustrates the changes in the bilingual population within different regions and mother tongue groups between 2011 and 2016. It focuses on the bilingualism rate of school-age Canadians whose mother tongue is English and who live outside of Quebec.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 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

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016005
    Description:

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

    Release date: 2017-06-16

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