Immigrate to Canada as a French speaker

March 27, 2021

By CIC News |

For several years, the Government of Canada has been stepping up its efforts to attract Francophone immigrants to communities outside Quebec.

 

These efforts are driven by declines in francophone populations across the country and the importance of ensuring their survival and reversing a trend that is threatening the very fabric of Canada’s linguistic duality—consisting of both English and French speakers.

Typically, French-speaking foreign nationals will consider Quebec as an immigration destination of choice in Canada. Quebec is the only province in Canada where French is the only official language and approximately 80 per cent of Quebecers speak French as a first language, according to Statistics Canada. Canada’s Francophone community, however, extends far beyond Quebec’s borders to numerous communities across the country.

To ensure the vitality and sustainability of these communities, Francophone and Acadian associations have been working hard to attract, recruit, welcome and integrate Francophone newcomers.

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