French is the first official language spoken for 22.8% of the population. The majority of Francophones (85.4%) live in Quebec and over 1 million live in other regions of the country. Almost 10.4 million Canadians can carry on a conversation in French.
What percentage of French-speaking immigrants settle in Quebec?
According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec accounted for nearly 17% of the total 696,000 immigrants in Canada with French as their first official language (including both French FOLS and French-English FOLS), while 83% were concentrated in the province of Quebec.
Where do most francophones live in Canada?
While most French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, many live in other provinces or territories across Canada. The size of Francophone communities (link opens in French only) in cities and towns outside Quebec varies. The working language in these communities is usually English.
Which Canadian province has about 80% of the population is French-speaking?
These major populations are settled in the provinces that include: Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The province of Quebec has over 80% of its population who speak their specific Canadian French dialect, which is termed, Quebec French dialect.
How many French citizens live in Quebec?
There are about seven million French Canadians and native French speakers in Quebec.
What has the largest French speaking population outside of Quebec?
Outside of Quebec, Ontario has the largest French-speaking community in Canada with 600,000 francophones.
What province has the largest French speaking population?
Quebec has the highest number of French-speakers in Canada both by the proportion of the population in the province and the proportion of the entire population in the country.