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Table A-2
Population of non-official languages spoken most often at home, Canada, provinces, territories and Canada less Quebec, 1996 to 2006
Regions 1996 2001 2006 Percentage change
number % number % number % 1996 to 2001 2001 to 2006
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 to 2006.
Canada 2,784,675 9.8 3,096,115 10.4 3,710,335 11.9 11.2 19.8
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,510 0.6 3,100 0.6 5,170 1.0 -11.7 66.8
Prince Edward Island 625 0.5 615 0.5 1,180 0.9 -1.6 91.9
Nova Scotia 13,000 1.4 14,045 1.6 16,810 1.9 8.0 19.7
New Brunswick 4,685 0.6 5,250 0.7 8,910 1.2 12.1 69.7
Quebec 452,540 6.4 460,300 6.5 562,860 7.6 1.7 22.3
Ontario 1,435,160 13.5 1,640,640 14.5 1,934,235 16.1 14.3 17.9
Manitoba 105,550 9.6 99,535 9.0 115,400 10.2 -5.7 15.9
Saskatchewan 47,340 4.8 41,550 4.3 49,305 5.2 -12.2 18.7
Alberta 218,695 8.2 238,950 8.1 319,145 9.8 9.3 33.6
British Columbia 483,295 13.1 572,625 14.8 676,675 16.6 18.5 18.2
Yukon Territory 865 2.8 775 2.7 990 3.3 -10.4 27.7
Northwest Territories 4,110 10.5 3,345 9.0 3,675 9.0 -18.6 9.9
Nunavut 15,285 62.1 15,380 57.7 15,980 54.5 0.6 3.9
Canada less Quebec 2,332,135 10.9 2,635,820 11.7 3,147,475 13.2 13.0 19.4