Francophone Diversity

A population born elsewhere


Nine out of ten Francophones living in Yukon were born outside the territory. Most are from other Canadian provinces, but immigrants account for over 15 percent of the French-speaking population. Francophones in Yukon come from all regions of the country. The Francophone community thus has many roots and this obviously has an effect on its members' sense of belonging and identity.
 

Place of Birth, 2006, Francophones, Yukon

Place of Birth, 2006, Francophones, Yukon

Data from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

A community that is growing more diverse


There are 170 Francophones in Yukon with immigrant status. Almost all of them are from Western Europe.

Furthermore, 70 persons with French as their first spoken official language are members of the First Nations.
 

Francophone Immigrants, 2006, Yukon

Francophone Immigrants, 2006, Yukon

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 wave of immigrants


In Yukon, 77 percent of all French-speaking immigrants who settled in the past 25 years arrived in Canada in the last ten years. The places of origin of these immigrants are similar to the places of origins in previous immigration periods.
 

Francophone Immigrants by Immigration Period, Yukon

Francophone Immigrants by Immigration Period, Yukon

Data from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Immigration in Yukon


  • The Carrefour d'immigration Crossroad Yukon offers programs and services to individuals immigrating to Yukon. As the immigration branch of the Association franco-yukonnaise, the Carrefour is also active in recruiting French-speaking immigrants. To this end, it develops campaigns and recruitment materials as well as programs that are adapted to immigrants from every country. Furthermore, the Carrefour d'immigration Crossroad Yukon oversees activities aiming to promote cultural diversity in Yukon and works toward the elimination of discrimination and a better understanding and cohesion between all intercultural groups.
  • In 2005, the Centre de la francophonie became the only one-stop service offering support to immigrants in Yukon.