Based on the survey conducted in the 2016 Census, we can see that not all Canadians speak English and French. The first is spoken by 55% of the population and the second is known by 48%; both languages spoken by the 21%.
French in Canada is conspicuous by its absence, especially in the daily life of cities such as Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto. In the Quebec region, French is absolutely dominating language and it is English that disappears from the landscape.
The city of Ottawa, the capital of the country, located in the province of Ontario a few kilometers from the border with Quebec, which because of its institutional and border character has life in both languages (with dominant English) and Montreal, the main city of Quebec, where even though French is the official language, it is also possible to develop in English with some comfort.
Being bilingual in English and French is a great advantage for those who want to work in Canada. It is much easier to get a job if you speak both languages instead of just one. A bilingual worker is always more attractive to employers.
Institutions, public services and state and federal communications are bilingual in Canada. Regardless of the place of residence, state communications (from tax returns to personal documents) arrive in English-French bilingual format. In any state or federal office you can request to be attended in French or in English and, if the corresponding officer cannot do so, he must send one who can speak the chosen language.blog comments powered by Disqus