Statistical Portrait of English-Speaking Immigrants in Québec

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Title
Statistical Portrait of English-Speaking Immigrants in Québec
Abstract
Based on 2006 census data, the authors found that there are two distinct linguistic subpopulations within Quebec's Anglophone immigrant population - those with English as the First Official Language Spoken (FOLS) and those with English-French FOLS. The authors found that each linguistic subpopulation under the Anglophone immigrant population umbrella has distinctive demographic traits, which are evolving as immigration rates continue to increase. Compared with the English-French FOLS category, the English FOLS category is composed of more established immigrants who are older on average, are living less often in Census Families, are less likely to have knowledge of English and French and less likely to have a non-official mother tongue. Even though similar proportions of immigrants in both categories are born in European and non-European countries, the top visible minority sub-categories are different. Immigrants assigned to the English FOLS category are more likely to have self-identified as South Asian or Chinese, whereas immigrants assigned to the English-French FOLS category are more likely to have self-identified as Latin American or Arab.
Place
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Date
2012
Language
en
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Notes

Written in collaboration with Fernando Mata.

Citation
Jantzen, Lorna. Statistical Portrait of English-Speaking Immigrants in Québec. Ottawa, ON: Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2012. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/research-stats/english-speaking-eng.pdf.
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