An Act that serves all Canadians

The Official Languages Act plays a key role in the lives of Canadians.

Its purpose is to:

In particular, it affirms the right in certain circumstances to:

The Act also gives individuals the right to express themselves in the language of their choice before the federal courts.

It supports measures that enable Francophones and Anglophones in minority situations to receive an education in their own language and encourages the learning of English and French as second languages throughout the country.

It has the following positive effects:

The Official Languages Act is an Act that affects all Canadians. It promotes English and French and supports the vitality of official language minority communities across the country, so that every individual can enrich the country through their contribution.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: