Summary also in French. Bibliography: p. 149-160.
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French is the mother tongue of approximately million Canadians ( per cent of the Canadian population, second to English at 56 per cent) according to the Canadian Census. Most Canadian native speakers of French live in Quebec, the only province where French is the majority and sole-official language. 77 per cent of Quebec's population are . Residence, for Population, for Canada, Provin ces and Territories, Census - 20% Sample 20 (catalogue number 97FXCB), Statistics Canada, Ottawa. Canada ranks 38th by population, comprising about % of the world's total, with over 37 million Canadians as of Being, however, the fourth-largest country by land area (second-largest by total area), the vast majority of the country is sparsely inhabited, with most of its population south of the 55th parallel north and more than half of Canadians live in just two provinces: Ontario . History and demographics. Mainstream Vietnamese communities began arriving in Canada in the mids and early s as refugees or boat people following the end of the Vietnam War in , though a couple thousand were already living in Quebec before then, most of whom were students. Most new arrivees were sponsored by groups of individuals, temples, and churches .
2 Statistics Canada – Catalogue no. X Linguistic integration of immigrants and official language populations in Canada In Canada outside Quebec, % of recent immigrants reported that they had an “other” mother tongue, or a higher proportion than observed among established immigrants. New statistics on the number of French speakers in Canada are triggering a debate about the future of official bilingualism. In B.C., 70 per cent of residents report English as . Canadians use the phrase "where numbers warrant" to indicate whether a local population's language usage requires bilingual services from the federal government. Other Countries with More Than 1 Official Language. While the United States is one of only a few countries with no official language, Canada is far from the only nation with two or. The number of Canadians below Canada's Official Poverty Line is declining The proportion of Canadians living in poverty is declining over time, but some segments of the population face continued challenges. Based on Canada's Official Poverty Line, Canada's poverty rate has declined from % in , to % in
Overview as of the census. Population: 8,,; Official language: French Majority group: Francophone (%) Minority groups: Allophone (%), Anglophone (%), Aboriginals (%), native speakers of two languages or more (%) Among the ten provinces of Canada, Quebec is the only one whose majority is francophone. Quebec's population accounts for % of the Canadian population. The Numbers Game: Myths, Truths and Half-Truths about Human Population Growth and the Environment By Motavalli, Jim E Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 1, January-February Read preview Overview Sustainability Ethics: World Population Growth and Migration By Cairns, John, Jr Mankind Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter Additional Source: Statistics Canada, “Official Language Minority (number and proportion), Canada, to ,” Figure in Focus on Geography Series, Census, Canada, Provinces and Territories, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. X, Ottawa, updated Novem On-line version accessed Janu Additional Physical Format: Online version: international piping plover census in Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Wildlife Service, (OCoLC)