Geography

Yukon's Francophone community includes 1,245 persons with French as their first spoken official language. Although Francophones live everywhere in Yukon, the greatest concentration by far – 82 percent of them – is found in Whitehorse and the surrounding areas. This distribution closely reflects that of the population as a whole and explains why the Whitehorse Census Metropolitan Area accounts for the greatest concentration of Francophones with a total of 1,025, according to the 2006 census.

Francophones account for 4 percent of the population of Whitehorse, about the same percentage as in the whole territory.

Furthermore, 11.7 percent of all residents of Yukon can speak French. Taking into account a continuous proportional growth of the French-speaking population, the future of French in Yukon looks promising.