How Many Official Languages Does Canada Have and Is English Canada’s Official Language?

English is one of the official languages of Canada.

Canada has two official languages: English and French.

About 17 million of Canada’s 28.5 million people claim English as their first language.

Nearly 7 million speak French, most of whom live in the province of Quebec.

Canada is home to 5 million immigrants as well, and many of them primarily speak their native languages, the most common are Chinese, Italian, and German.

Very few Canadians speak Native American or Inuit languages because those ethnic groups make up less than 3 percent of the population.

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