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Using Languages at Work in Canada, 2006 Census: Provinces and territories

The level of the use of French at work on the Island of Montréal remains practically unchanged

While the use of French most often at home on the Island of Montréal was down compared to 2001, the use of this language at work remained steady. In 2006, 58% of workers residing on the Island of Montréal used French most often at home, compared to 60% five years before. For them, the use of French most often at work remained unchanged at 69% between the two census periods.

The daily influx of close to 270,000 workers, mostly from the suburbs to the north and south of the island, helps boost the use of French in this area. For workers whose place of work was the Island of Montréal, the use of French remained unchanged since 2001. In 2006, French was still used by close to nine out of 10 workers (73% most often, 16% regularly), and slightly less for those who resided on the island (69% most often, 17% regularly).

The use of French at work on the Island of Montréal varied depending on whether the place of residence is Ville de Montréal or one of its surrounding western municipalities. For example, although 74% of the residents of Ville de Montréal reported using French most often (alone or with another language) at work in 2006, this proportion fell to 38% when including the residents of all of the municipalities, essentially to the west of the island.

Figure 3 Use of French and English most often at work, Quebec and some of its regions, 2006

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