New: Starting June 1, 2016, French-speaking or bilingual skilled workers who intend to work in a communities outside Quebec may be exempt from a labour market impact assessment. Read about the changes.
Do you speak French?
Consider coming to one of the many vibrant Francophone communities outside Quebec.
You can visit, study, work or settle permanently in one these communities across the country.
Francophone communities outside Quebec
While most French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, many live in other provinces or territories across Canada.
All provinces and territories in Canada have a Francophone population. The size of Francophone communities in cities and towns outside Quebec varies.
The working language in these communities is usually English.
Education and health-care services are run by the provinces and territories. Their availability in French depends on the region.
Learn more about:
- Provinces and territories, including services to help you settle and resources for Francophone immigrants
- The Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (in French only)
- Welcoming Francophone communities (in French only)
- Statistical portrait of Francophone communities outside Quebec
- Studying in French
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