French is one of Canada’s two official languages. While most French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, many live in other provinces or territories across Canada.
The size of Francophone communities in cities and towns outside Quebec varies. The working language in these communities is usually English.
There are many reasons to choose to live in a Francophone community outside Quebec. You and your family will be able to:
- benefit from French and English job opportunities
- speak both French and English in your everyday life
- learn or improve your English skills
- permanent residents can take free language courses
- attend French-language schools
- enjoy community, health or daycare services in French
- get support from your community to help you settle, and feel at home right from the start
Community, education and health-care services are run by the provinces and territories. Their availability in French depends on the region.
The job market
- Use the services provided by the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité Canada to help you enter the job market or start a business.
- Use the Job Bank to see what the market looks like for your job.
Resources by province
- Watch Welcome to New Brunswick Video Testimonial – Jack Lee
- Watch Welcome to New Brunswick Video Testimonial – Nicolas Parisi (in French only)
Newfoundland and Labrador
- Immigration Territoires du Nord-Ouest (in French only)
- Immigration francophone Nouvelle-Écosse
- Working in Nova Scotia
- Conseil de développement économique en Nouvelle-Écosse
- Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (in French only)
- Trouver la France en Nouvelle-Écosse (in French only)
Prince Edward Island
- Working in Prince Edward Island
- Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIFIPÉ)
- PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada
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