November 2, 2012

Tagalog is fastest-growing language in Canada, data show

According to this report, Tagalog is the fastest-growing language in Canada, with 64% more Canadians calling it their first choice for conversations at home in 2011 compared with five years earlier. Filipino language the fifth most common non-official language spoken in Canadian households.

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According to the same report, the Philippines surpassed both India and China and was the biggest source country for permanent residents in 2010 and 2011. 

However, with the new Federal Skilled Worker program that requires education credentials evaluation,  a dramatic decline of immigrants from the Philippines in 2013 is a highly possible.