Additional information about official languages in Canada

First Official Language Spoken

French 23.2%, None 1.8%, English 75%

Education in Canada

Outside of Quebec, nearly

150,000

Francophones

study in their language

In Quebec, nearly

90,000

English-speakers

study in their language

39%

of students are enrolled in a program of learning French or English as their second language

Francophones outside Quebec

1,007,583

francophones live outside Quebec

54%

of them reside in Ontario

23 %

of them reside in New Brunswick

English-speakers in Quebec

1,058,000
English-speakers live in Quebec

80%
of them live in the greater Montreal area

Their number and proportion remained relatively stable over the
LAST 40 years

French around the world

270 million
people speak French

It is the 5th most spoken language

It is the official language of about
thirty countries

Linguistic Diversity in Canada

20%

of the population has a mother tongue other than English or French

There are 200 languages spoken at home

98.2%

of the population speak French or English, or both

French in Canada

7.7 million Canadians have French as their first official language spoken

2.3 million Canadians have learned French as a second official language

87% of Francophones live in Quebec

Bilingualism in Canada

17.5%

of Canadians speak English and French

87%

of Francophones outside Quebec are bilingual

69%

of Quebec's English-speakers are bilingual

38,6%

of Francophones in Quebec are bilingual

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