Table 1
Size and percentage of population that reported speaking one of the top 12 immigrant languages most often at home in the six largest census metropolitan areas, 2011

Table 1 Size and percentage of population that reported speaking one of the top 12 immigrant languages most often at home in the six largest census metropolitan areas, 2011
Table summary This table displays the results of table 1 size and percentage of population that reported speaking one of the top 12 immigrant languages most often at home in the six largest census metropolitan areas. The information is grouped by toronto (appearing as row headers), montréal and vancouver (appearing as column headers).
Toronto Montréal Vancouver
Language spoken most often Number Percentage Language spoken most often Number Percentage Language spoken most often Number Percentage
Cantonese 156,425 8.8 Arabic 107,910 17.2 Punjabi 126,100 17.7
Punjabi 142,345 8.0 Spanish 95,020 15.2 Cantonese 113,610 16.0
Chinese n.o.s. 124,960 7.0 Italian 50,500 8.1 Chinese n.o.s. 86,580 12.2
Urdu 105,545 5.9 Chinese n.o.s. 35,440 5.7 Mandarin 83,825 11.8
Tamil 102,700 5.7 Creole 34,015 5.4 Tagalog 47,640 6.7
Tagalog 99,980 5.6 Greek 25,235 4.0 Korean 38,870 5.5
Spanish 94,315 5.3 Romanian 24,725 3.9 Persian (Farsi) 28,970 4.1
Mandarin 91,670 5.1 Vietnamese 22,375 3.6 Spanish 22,505 3.2
Italian 81,390 4.6 Russian 20,335 3.2 Hindi 18,355 2.6
Persian (Farsi) 69,570 3.9 Portuguese 17,995 2.9 Vietnamese 18,225 2.6
Portuguese 65,810 3.7 Persian (Farsi) 15,530 2.5 Russian 11,765 1.7
Russian 64,700 3.6 Tamil 13,730 2.2 Japanese 9,920 1.4
Other immigrant languages 587,590 32.9 Other immigrant languages 163,215 26.1 Other immigrant languages 105,140 14.8
Total 1,786,995 100.0 Total 626,045 100.0 Total 711,515 100.0
Note: Chinese n.o.s. refers to persons who reported 'Chinese' without specifiying further in the question on language spoken most often at home. For more information on this subject, see the document entitled Immigrant languages in Canada, Catalogue no. 98-314-X2011003, in the Census in Brief series.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2011.
Table 1 continued Size and percentage of population that reported speaking one of the top 12 immigrant languages most often at home in the six largest census metropolitan areas, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of size and percentage of population that reported speaking one of the top 12 immigrant languages most often at home in the six largest census metropolitan areas. The information is grouped by calgary (appearing as row headers), edmonton and ottawa - gatineau (appearing as column headers).
Calgary Edmonton Ottawa - Gatineau
Language spoken most often Number Percentage Language spoken most often Number Percentage Language spoken most often Number Percentage
Punjabi 27,435 12.1 Tagalog 19,645 11.8 Arabic 28,665 20.4
Tagalog 23,710 10.4 Punjabi 18,165 10.9 Spanish 11,325 8.1
Chinese n.o.s. 20,835 9.2 Chinese n.o.s. 14,810 8.9 Chinese n.o.s. 10,490 7.5
Spanish 17,900 7.9 Cantonese 11,260 6.8 Mandarin 6,205 4.4
Cantonese 16,920 7.4 Spanish 10,865 6.5 Somali 5,405 3.8
Urdu 12,320 5.4 Arabic 9,755 5.9 Persian (Farsi) 5,225 3.7
Arabic 11,625 5.1 Vietnamese 6,650 4.0 Vietnamese 5,210 3.7
Vietnamese 10,800 4.7 Mandarin 6,425 3.9 Cantonese 4,790 3.4
Mandarin 9,900 4.4 Hindi 5,460 3.3 Russian 4,550 3.2
Korean 6,565 2.9 Urdu 5,460 3.3 Italian 4,110 2.9
Russian 5,755 2.5 Polish 5,205 3.1 Tagalog 3,735 2.7
Persian (Farsi) 5,495 2.4 German 3,770 2.3 Portuguese 3,570 2.5
Other immigrant languages 58,255 25.6 Other immigrant languages 48,680 29.3 Other immigrant languages 47,395 33.7
Total 227,515 100.0 Total 166,145 100.0 Total 140,675 100.0
Note: Chinese n.o.s. refers to persons who reported 'Chinese' without specifiying further in the question on language spoken most often at home. For more information on this subject, see the document entitled Immigrant languages in Canada, Catalogue no. 98-314-X2011003, in the Census in Brief series.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2011.
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