Francophone Diversity

A people with strong roots


Three out of four Franco-Manitobans were born in Manitoba. Another 16 percent were born elsewhere in Canada, and a bit more than 6 percent were born outside Canada, which represents an increase compared to the last census. The Franco-Manitoban community is solidly based as is evident from their sense of identity and belonging.
 

Place of Birth, 2006, Francophones, Manitoba

Place of Birth, 2006, Francophones, Manitoba

Data from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

A community that is more and more diverse


In 2007, Manitoba welcomed 334 immigrants capable of speaking French, a 27 percent increase compared to 2006. This is due to marketing and recruitment activities in France, Belgium and Africa. It is expected that the arrival of immigrants with a knowledge of French will eventually reach 7 percent.

Moreover, a bit more than 7,600 Manitobans with French as their first spoken official language are members of the First Nations.
 

Francophone Immigrants, 2006, Manitoba

Francophone Immigrants, 2006, Manitoba

Data from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Note: These are people who have been granted immigrant status in Canada, whose first known official language is French.

A recent phenomenon


Forty percent of the province's French-speaking immigrants arrived in Manitoba after 1996. It should also be noted that a strong percentage of the French-speaking immigrants who settled in the past ten years are of African origin.
 

Francophone Immigrants by Immigration Period, Manitoba

Francophone Immigrants by Immigration Period, Manitoba

Data from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census