OTTAWA - Bilingualism is surging in Canada, but not necessarily in the country's two official languages.
Canada released the last batch of data from the 2011 census on
Wednesday, this time focusing on about 200 languages that make up the
linguistic portrait of the country.
Global News takes a by the numbers look at languages in Canada:
200: The number of languages reported as a home language or mother tongue
20 per cent: The proportion of people who speak a language other than English or French at home
25,000: The number of people who use sign language at home
213,000: The number of people who speak an aboriginal language at home
6.5 per cent: The proportion of people who spoke only a non-official language at home, a percentage that has remained unchanged since 2006
64 per cent: The
increase in the number of Tagalog speakers.