There are almost 7,000 distinct languages spoken in the world, and French and English aren’t even close to being the most common.
Chinese easily rates no. 1, with about 1.2 billion native speakers, the vast majority of whom speak Mandarin
The second most commonly spoken language is Spanish, with about 400 million native speakers
English does rate third with about 360 million native speakers
English is followed by Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Pungabi and German. French rates 14th.
About 200 languages are spoken in Canada, according to the Huffington Post.