Community Profile: Champlain

Ontario's Largest Francophone community continues to grow; immigrant and Aboriginal populations are on the rise

people in a play jpgThe general population in Champlain grew by 4.3% between 2001 and 2006, but at a slower rate than Ontario overall (6.6%). Champlain is home to Ontario's largest Francophone community, which is also growing (3%), though slightly slower than the general population. Immigration is on the rise with half of the newcomers in this region coming from Asia and the Middle East. Ottawa attracts 95% of the newcomers to the Champlain region, and 9 out of 10 of the region's foreign-born residents live in Ottawa. In addition, Champlain has the second highest proportion (38%) of university graduates of all regions in the province. The complete Champlain Community Profile includes population, labour force, education, income and language information.

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Aboriginal Communities - Champlain
Francophone Community - Champlain
Diverse Communities - Champlain

Community Highlights

  • Three-quarters of people in Champlain live in Ottawa.
  • In Ottawa, 1 in 5 people have a mother tongue other than English or French.
  • One in five Champlain residents is Francophone; the highest concentration of Francophones is in the areas of Ottawa and Prescott & Russell.
  • Champlain's Aboriginal community is undergoing tremendous growth - increasing by almost 50% between 2001 and 2006, to a total of 21,420 people.
  • Individual and household average incomes were higher than the province as a whole in Ottawa; incomes in the other three regions were below the provincial rates, especially in Renfrew and Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry.