Language training in support of the Francophone integration pathway

Learn about the language training services that support the Francophone integration pathway. Find free language-training services for French-speaking newcomers settling in Francophone communities outside Quebec.

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Transcript: Language training in support of the Francophone integration pathway

Video length: 2:56 minutes

Light motivational music plays.

narrator: Canada has 2 official languages: English and French. English is more widely spoken in most provinces and territories.

Aerial view of the Canadian Parliament building with a view of the Ottawa River.

The view changes to show a woman and a man chatting with flags in the background.

A woman is operating a sewing machine. A man standing beside her is talking to her.

A male patient is bedridden in a hospital room. A female nurse is caring for him.

narrator: French is the most widely spoken language in Quebec. But it is also spoken in other provinces and territories.

A couple and their little girl are in the aisle of a supermarket. The couple is talking with a woman about food products.

A male student is sitting in front of a computer. His male professor, standing next to him, is giving him instructions.

narrator: To help French-speaking newcomers settle and thrive in Francophone communities outside Quebec, the Government of Canada supports the Francophone integration pathway,which spans from pre-arrival to citizenship in Canada. 

A man and a woman are in an office. They are looking at a document and talking.

A young male student is with a woman and a man in a school, both staff members. They are talking and smiling.

Students are in a classroom. They are working on the computer.

A mother is with her son and daughter in a bedroom. She is hugging her son.

A couple and their three daughters are taking a selfie.

A female judge presents a certificate to a female newcomer at a citizenship ceremony. There are other participants sitting in the background.

narrator: Learning both of Canada’s official languages is important for newcomers who plan to settle in a Francophone community outside Quebec.

A woman is slowly walking down an outdoor staircase in winter. She looks directly at the camera and smiles.

A man is waiting for the bus on a street corner in winter. He boards the bus.

narrator: The 2 official languages are both used in everyday life in these communities, even more so than in other parts of the country.

There is a series of images that show the bilingual signs at an air terminal, a post office, an outdoor parking lot and a hospital emergency room.

narrator: French is mostly spoken at home, at school and among friends. English is the language most commonly used at work. But there are also many Francophone workplaces.

A father is interacting with his four children in the dining room. The mother is in the kitchen in the background.

Two students are working on the computer in a classroom. Their female teacher is sitting beside them. All three are smiling.

A man is sitting at his desk. A female colleague arrives and hands him a document.

narrator: There are bilingual ones as well.

A woman is standing at a counter and holding files in her arms. She is talking to another woman sitting behind the counter.

There is a poster that reads: "Réunions bilingues, Bilingual meetings." Two men are chatting in the background.

narrator: You can improve your English skills to be more competitive in the labour market. You can also learn local phrases and popular expressions in French to help you settle in your new community.

A florist helps her male colleague make a bouquet. The male employee then greets a customer at the checkout.

narrator: Le The Government of Canada offers services designed to help you learn the language skills you need in your day-to-day life, at work and in your new community.

A male professor teaches adults sitting around large tables in a classroom. Another man talks to the same students.

A close‑up shows a student writing with a pen.

The same students are looking at the documents on the table in front of them.

narrator: Official language training is delivered by organizations funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, also known as IRCC.

A woman makes a presentation to adult students in another classroom. An image is projected on the screen.

There is a series of shots of students looking at documents and writing.

Two students are sitting in a computer room. They are talking to each other.

narrator: These classes are called Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in English and Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada (CLIC) in French.

A female student is sitting in front of a computer. A male professor is sitting beside her and giving her instructions.

A male professor is addressing adult students sitting around large tables in a classroom.

The text "LINC" is on the screen, followed by "CLIC".

narrator: There are also LINC Home Study and CLIC en ligne for online learning.

An image from a website appears. The title reads "LINC Home Study – Canada".

Another image from a website appears. The inscription reads "CLIC en ligne".

narrator: Classes are designed to be flexible and accessible and are offered at a variety of skill levels. You can learn in a classroom setting, online or a mix of both. You may choose to study full-time or part-time, during the day, evenings or on weekends.

The Franco-Ontarian flag is blowing in the wind.

A male student is exiting a college. A sign that reads "La Cité" is at the entrance of the college.

Two students are walking in the hallway of a college and chatting together.

The text "full timepart time" is displayed on the screen, followed by "dayeveningsweekends".

At the bottom of the screen is the following text: "Language classes funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are provided at no cost to the newcomer."

narrator: The government has introduced language training services that are adapted to your needs so that you can successfully integrate in a Francophone community.

A female student is sitting at the Employment Service counter. A male advisor is standing on the other side of the counter talking to her.

The same advisor is talking to another male student. They are sitting in front of the counter.

narrator: These services will allow you to take intensive training in one language while improving your skills in the other.

There is a series of shots of students interacting in a classroom.

The words "french" and "english" are displayed on the screen.

narrator: In addition, some organizations offer other settlement services that help you adjust to your new life in Canada.

Two textbooks are put on a table. They are titled "Mon portfolio NCLC" and "Language Companion".

The textbooks are now open. They read: "Can Do Statements for Employment" and "Listes ‘Je suis capable de ... au travail’".

There is a series of shots of students interacting.

narrator: Workshops and counselling services, for example, can help you develop your computer, financial, work-related or parenting skills.

A sign that says "Service d'emploi, Employment Service" is visible. A female student is talking to a male advisor in the background.

There is a series of shots of a male student working on the computer.

narrator: The available services vary according to the region in which you settle.

A woman is standing in front of a restaurant counter. She is talking to a female employee.

The same woman is sitting in the restaurant with a man. They are eating a meal and talking.

Women are playing soccer outside.

Two women are walking along the waterfront. A city is in the background.

There is an image of a small seaport. Boats are moored.

narrator: These language classes are an important way that IRCC supports French-speaking newcomers who decide to settle in a Francophone community outside Quebec.

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narrator: For more information on Francophone immigration and ways to improve your French or English, visit the Government of Canada website.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature is shown on the screen on a white background followed by the copyright message “© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2020.” 

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