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This Is How Many People Speak French In Every Province In Canada

Where the Francophone go, when they leave Quebec.
This Is How Many People Speak French In Every Province In Canada

The relationship between the French and English language in Canada is part of our country's identity.

Sometimes it feels like almost all of the French people live in Quebec and the rest of Canada is English, but actually, according to Silota, the country wide-split is closer to 60% Anglophone, 21% Francophone, and 19% other.

READ ALSO: A (Super Not Racist At All) Map Of Montreal Showing What Languages Are Spoken In The City

We say "other", because there are actually more than 200 different first language spoken in Canada, including 60 aboriginal dialects. Which means we have some of the most diverse dialects in the world.

Think about it, that's a pretty big number. 20% of people in Canada have a first language that isn't french or English!

Here are the top 20:

  • Punjabi - Chinese -Spanish - German - Italian
  • Cantonese - Arabic - Tagalog - Mandarin - Portuguese
  • Polish - Urdu - Persia - Russian - Vietnamese
  • Korean - Tamil - Ukrainian - Dutch - Greek

As for French, you'd be surprised to see just how many people there are in every Canadian province that speak French as their first language.

British Columbia

  • English: 72.1%
  • French: 1.6%


  • English: 78.7%
  • French: 2.2%


  • English: 74.9%
  • French: 4.0%


  • English: 85.7%
  • French: 1.9%

Northwest Territories

  • English: 77.7%
  • French: 2.8%


  • English: 29.1%
  • French: 1.4%


  • English: 70.4%
  • French: 4.4%


  • English: 9.0%
  • French: 79.7%

Nova Scotia

  • English: 92.5%
  • French: 3.8%

New Brunswick

  • English: 65.9%
  • French: 32.5%

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • English: 97.8%
  • French: 0.6%

Prince Edward Island

  • English: 92.7%
  • French: 4.1%


  • English: 84.9%
  • French: 4.8%
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