Statistics Canada will release its latest language census release on Wednesday morning.
The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French and non-official languages in the country.
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According to the previous census, Quebec’s English-speaking community grew more between 2011 and 2016 than in any other census period in the past four decades.
Laval University sociologist Jean-Pierre Corbeil says the surge in non-permanent immigration to Quebec is likely to have an impact on French in the province, as temporary immigrants are less likely to speak French.
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The previous census also found that the proportion of French speakers outside of Quebec has decreased over the five-year period.
The census release comes as Quebec ramps up its efforts to protect French in the province, with its latest language law, passed this year, restricting access to government services in English.
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