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Looking to migrate to Canada as a French speaker? These 14 places are welcoming Francophone newcomers

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If you’re looking to migrate to Canada as a French speaker and are searching for places where you can continue speaking your language when you arrive, look no further. While Quebec is home to a majority of Canada’s French speakers, the country also has several Francophone communities, from Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, to British Columbia and Yukon in the west.

Canada is actively promoting the following 14 Francophone communities that are going above and beyond to provide services to French-speaking newcomers to help them settle and build their new lives in our country. To pick one that best suits your needs, find out what these 14 communities have to offer

  • Évangéline region, Prince Edward Island
  • Clare, Nova Scotia
  • Haut Saint-Jean, New Brunswick
  • Labrador City – Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Hawkesbury, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Seine River region, Manitoba
  • Moose Jaw and Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Prince George, British Columbia
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Iqaluit, Nunavut

Also watch: The Canadian Francophone experience outside Quebec

Francophone Immigration Week: Celebrating French speakers who migrate to Canada

The week from November 6 to 12, 2023 also happens to be Francophone Immigration Week, a time to highlight the importance of Francophone immigration to Canada, in terms of culture, demographic, and economic contributions. 

As part of efforts to encourage more Francophones to come to Canada, the government is also engaging in consultations with the country’s provinces and territories on immigration policy and the development of French-speaking minority communities.

“These consultations have helped to improve the content of the policy and ensure that it meets the needs of Francophone communities outside Quebec,” said Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. “We welcome the commitment of our partners and recognize the importance of working closely with the provinces and territories and Francophone communities. These efforts illustrate the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting the overall success of Francophone newcomers, to fostering the vitality of Francophone communities outside Quebec and to protecting the French language, which is an integral part of Canada’s identity.” 

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