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Who knows English? Who speaks French? Canadian census data provides a snapshot of bilingualism – or judging from the numbers, a lack of bilingualism – across the country

Canada's population, by knowledge of English or French, 2006

Based on data from the 2006 census, more than two-thirds people living in Canada (including citizens, landed immigrants and non-permanent residents) only spoke English.

SOURCE: Statistics Canada

Percentage of Canada's population with knowledge of both official languages, 2006

In 2006, 17.4 per cent of the Canadian population knew enough English and French to hold a conversation in either language. How does this break down by province or territory?

SOURCE: Statistics Canada

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