Canada's two official languages are English and French. However, how many Vancouverites actually have either of those languages as their native tongue? Let's find out! In Metro Vancouver, of 2.23 million residents, 58% report that English is their native tongue and French making up a whopping 1% of residents. This leaves 41% of residents with a non-official language as their native tongue. The most predominant languages are as follows:
Over the coming decades, immigration will act as the primary driver to population growth on a local and even national level. Vancouver has so much diversity which makes this city such a beautiful cultural mosaic. Perhaps it's time to learn another language?