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Linguistic diversity rising, with 7.6 million Canadians able to speak a language other than French or English. https://www.thestar....us-reveals.html
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Immigration is driving the country’s increasingly diverse linguistic landscape, Statistics Canada says. Earlier census results showed that migration is behind Canada’s population growth and these new Canadians are bringing their mother tongues with them. More than 7.3 million Canadians reported speaking what Statistics Canada deems an “immigrant” language — a language other than English or French whose existence in Canada is due primarily to immigration — at home.
The main languages are Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog and Arabic. European languages such as Italian, Polish and German were spoken less at home, a change that reflects the changing pattern of immigration, with more new Canadians coming from Asia.
Nearly half of those Canadians with an immigrant mother tongue lived in Ontario in 2016. In Toronto, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi were the most reported immigrant mother tongues.
The number of Arabic speakers is growing, up 30.5 per cent in Ontario, and this was the main immigrant language spoken at home in three Atlantic provinces.
Tagalog is the main immigrant language spoken at home in the Prairies, its use growing by 123 per cent in Saskatchewan, 68 per cent in Alberta and 42 per cent in Manitoba.
Among Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Cree was the language most often spoken at home, followed by Inukitut and Ojibwa.