English-French Bilingualism Reaches New Heights

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English and French are the official languages of Canada, and have equality of status and equal right and privileges. In 2016, the English-French bilingualism rate reached the highest proportion ever at 18.0% in Canadian history. According to the 2016 census, there are 6.3 million people speak English and French in Canada. It increased in most of the provinces and territories. Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario comprised 85.8% of Canada’s bilingual population. In Alberta, there are 264,780 bilingual people in 2016, and this is an increase of 12.4%, compared with 2011.

For more information about 2016 census, please visit Statistics Canada’s website.