Francophone immigration outside Quebec
Are you Francophone?
Consider coming to a Canadian Francophone community outside Quebec.
You can visit, study, work temporarily or settle permanently in one of these communities.
Canada has two official languages: English and French.
Most French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec; however, over 1,000,000 Francophones live outside Quebec, in nine provinces and three territories.
Build your Future
Canada seeks to attract more French speakers to help Francophone minority communities prosper. You are considered a French speaker if:
- your mother tongue is French; or
- your mother tongue is neither French nor English, but French is the official language in which you feel more at ease.
The size of francophone communities in cities and towns outside Quebec varies. All provinces and territories in Canada have a francophone population.
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.
Find out more about Francophone communities in Canada:
- Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE)
- Profiles of francophone communities outside Quebec
- Provincial and territorial websites for French services — links to each province and territory’s official immigration and French services site
- Provincial and territorial Francophone organizations — contact information and websites of francophone organizations, by province
- Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada — main organization that speaks for Canadian francophone minority communities at the national and international levels
- Official language organizations
- Canadian offices abroad — find the Canadian embassy in your country
- Official languages of Canada — more Government of Canada information
- Video: Découvrir un chez-soi (in French only) – information for francophone immigrants regarding the services offered to assist with economic, social and cultural integration in Ontario.
- Focus Magazine – Focus on francophone immigrant communities in Ontario (Content available in French only)