2011 Census of Population: Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians

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2011 Census of Population: Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians

Published on October 24 2012


Statistics Canada released the Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians today. Fully one-fifth of Canada's population, or nearly 6,630,000 people, spoke a language other than English or French at home in 2011, either alone or in some combination with English or French. For the first time in 2011, three language questions (knowledge of official languages, home language and mother tongue) were included on the census questionnaire that was administered to 100% of the population. St. Catharines-Niagara specific data are available here.