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Which Languages Should Canadian Businesses Target? The Answer May Surprise You.

Posted by Joe Palmer on March 15, 2019

Canada’s aggressive immigration initiative is shuffling the country’s language map in a hurry 

Canada is growing increasingly diverse, with its welcoming attitude toward immigrants and goal of admitting more than 1 million new permanent residents by the end of 2021. As CNN reported, “Canada’s friendly stance towards new residents comes as many other Western nations, including the United States, are adopting more restrictive immigration policies.”

“Growing immigration levels … will help us sustain our labor force, support economic growth, and spur innovation,” said Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Canada is a nation of 37 million people, and the initiative is causing a shift in its linguistic landscape.

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Three Surprising Diversity Statistics That Could Help Shape 2019

Posted by The LanguageLine Solutions Team on January 3, 2019

North America grows more linguistically and culturally diverse each year. There is a great deal of nuance within these population shifts.

Courtesy of the Pew Research Center, these statistics stood out to us as ones that could shape trends for 2019.

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Census: More than 20 percent of U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home

Posted by The LanguageLine Solutions Team on September 20, 2017

More than one in five people living in America speaks a language other than English at home, while more than one in 10 speaks Spanish, according to the latest United States Census Bureau American Community Survey.

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