Choose a Francophone community outside Quebec

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 French only) 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
  • 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.

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