Francophone Population in the Niagara Region
15, 115 Francophones live in the Niagara region
Niagara’s Francophone population is dispersed throughout the region. The City of Welland has the highest number of Francophones followed by St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.
* The cities of Port Colborne and Welland are designated areas under the Ontario French Language Services Act.
53,185 Niagara residents have French origins
Bilingualism – A Growing Force
The rate of bilingualism has increased by 8.8% in Niagara. 2016 statistics show an increase when compared to the 2011 National Household Survey. Niagara residents identifying as bilingual are enthusiastic participants in all activities that allow them the opportunity to ‘’live in French’’. This includes cultural events, sports activities, social group dinners and gatherings that encourage the French language.
Distribution of Niagara’s Bilingual Population
Total bilingual population: 33,855