Infographic on the number of French citizens in Quebec

Monday, May 07, 2012

Radio-Canada has an interesting infographic here on the number of French citizens in Quebec, their rate of increase, and what they do in the province. Some of the information:

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Nos Français - This refers to all people that were born in France, who live in or have permanent residence in Quebec.

At the moment in Quebec there is a total of 59,210 French immigrants.

40% of them arrived before 1981,
11% arrived between 1981 and 1990,
24% arrived between 1991 and 2000,
and 25% arrived between 2001 and 2006.

An average of 3,000 people immigrate from France to Quebec each year, representing one immigrant per 13. They are the third-largest group after Algerians and Morrocans.

69.6% of them live in the region of Montreal,
8.5% in the region of Quebec (City),
21.9% in other parts of Quebec.

65.4% of them are employed; the provincial average is 60.4%.

The four largest sectors of employment for them are:
-- sales and services: 20%
-- finance / administration: 16.5%
-- social services / teaching: 14%
-- management: 13.5%

Salary compared to the average Quebec worker:

French men: $42000
Quebec men: $39000
French women: $30000
Quebec women: $26000

5787 French students were registered at universities in autumn, representing 1 student in 4. This makes them the largest group; following them are Americans and Chinese.

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