Learning French allows you to take your place in Quebec society. Mastering the official language of the province broadens your career opportunities and offer you a better quality of life. You will build new friendships thanks to the exceptional synergy emanating from the group. Learning French allows you to feel at home in Quebec.
Why learn French?
TO FIND A SATISFAYING JOB
Speaking French will allow you to continue your current career or reorient yourself towards a whole new area of expertise. French being the official language of Quebec, this will open up new opportunities.
TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY LIFE
Learning French means integrating into French-speaking Quebec society and discovering the province's cultural richness. Participating in neighbourhood activities will therefore be possible for you thanks to your language skills.
TO OFFICIALLY IMMIGRATE IN QUEBEC
Once you have completed level 4 of francization, you will be able to take the French evaluation test (TEF) Canada. This test demonstrates your language skills required by Immigration and citizenship Canada as well as by the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI). You will therefore be able to apply for permanent residency or Canadian citizenship.
TO BECOME A MEMBER OF A PROFESSIONAL ORDER
Quebec has 46 professional orders regulating each profession and its members. Quebec law requires that you have a sufficient knowledge appropriate to your job to join your professional order, otherwise your licence won't be delivered.
Financial support with the MIFI
The Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) can provide financial support to newcomers who enroll in the francization program.
The francization program includes 8 skill levels:
Beginner - levels 1 to 4
Intermediate - levels 5 to 8
The courses are based on four competencies:
oral comprehension (listening)
written comprehension (reading)
The francization program
To learn or improve your French free of charge, register at Learn French on Quebec.ca website.
Courses are offered to immigrants, individuals born in Canada and people living abroad and planning to settle in Québec. Must be 16 years and older.
Full-time or part-time courses
In class or by distance learning
Anywhere in Québec
Online or by differed distance learning
Specialzed courses by field of employment