Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Canadian Immigrant Map

The Canadian Immigrants Interactive visualizes which immigrant groups are the most populous in different parts of the country. The map uses data from the 2011 National Household Survey to find the most common country of origin in each census division in Canada.

The most common countries of origin for Canadian immigrants are the USA, the UK and France. The map therefore allows you to exclude immigrants from these countries from the map. The Canadian Immigrants Interactive can also be used in conjunction with the 10 and 3's language map of Canada.

You might be surprised to learn that in the far north of Canada, in the Northwest Territories, the most spoken language (after French and English) is Arabic.

The 10 and 3 has mapped the most prevalent languages, besides French and English, spoken in Canadian homes. Using data from the 2011 census the site has mapped the most prevalent non-official languages in each census division.

Canada’s Far-Flung Language Enclaves shows the results of the analysis on a Google Map. The map colors each census division by the most prevalent language. You can mouse-over each division on the map to view the percentage of the population which speaks the most prevalent language (after French & English).

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