Choose Canada to study in French

Why study in French at a Canadian college or university

Canada’s bilingualism gives students a strong advantage. International students can find Francophone communities and study options across the country. By studying in French in Canada, you can choose from French and bilingual programs that can lead directly to employment.

Welcoming Francophone communities

Canada ranks first in the world for quality of life. International students in Canada enjoy our human rights, equality, stability and peaceful society. Our Francophone communities are also known to be friendly, welcoming and safe. You can feel part of a community, which makes us an ideal study destination.

Hands-on learning during your studies

You can get practical skills and work experience while studying in Canada. Gaining work experience as a student will help you build a professional network before even entering the job market. Many French study programs include internships and co-operative education options. This means you can apply your classroom knowledge and get practical experience.

Practice English

In Canada, you have the opportunity to study in French while improving your English language skills daily. No matter your current skill level, you will have opportunities to learn.

Career opportunities after your studies

Francophone talent is in high-demand for many Canadian industries and communities. You can take advantage of immigration programs to stay and work in Canada after your studies. A Canadian degree combined with bilingual language skills will also help you stand out in fields such as science, engineering, education and communication.

Learn more about services and resources for immigrating to Francophone communities from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Programs

Match your interests with postsecondary institutions and programs in Canada. You’ll find opportunities for a high-quality education and multicultural experiences. Learn more about institutions with francophone programs:

Business

Study levelProgramsName of institution
Undergraduate Business Administration Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
College Business Administration (technique) Boreal College 
College Business Administration – Accounting Boreal College 
College Office Administration (technique) Boreal College 
College Business Administration (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College General Insurance (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Business Administration – Accounting (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Event Management (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Supply Chain Management (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Marketing (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Personal Financial Planning (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Management (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Sales (in French only) Community college of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Bilingual Administrative Assistant Island College
College Accounting Clerk Island College
College Business Administration - Technical diploma (in French only) Mathieu College
Undergraduate Business Administration (in French only) University of Moncton
College Business Administration (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Business Administration (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Masters Public and International Affairs Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Business Administration (in French only) University Saint Anne
Undergraduate Business Administration (in French only) Laurentian University
College Business Administration (in French only) La Cité 
College Business Administration - Accounting (in French only) La Cité 
College Business Administration – Finance (in French only) La Cité 
College Commerce – Accounting (in French only) La Cité 
College Commerce – Finance (in French only) La Cité 
College Commerce – Marketing (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Business Administration and International Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Business Administration and Management (in French only) Hearst University
Undergraduate Business Economics Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Social Innovation Saint Paul University
Masters Management University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Mathematics Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Economics Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Commerce – Marketing University of Ottawa
College Tourism Management (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Commerce Healthcare Analytics University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Commerce Entrepreneurship University of Ottawa
Masters Social Organization Development Saint Paul University
Masters Social Innovation Saint Paul University
Undergraduate Commerce – International Management University of Ottawa
College Business Administration University Saint Anne

Communications

Study levelProgramsName of institution
College Radio Communication (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Event Management (in French only) Mathieu College
Undergraduate Communications Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Spanish (Hispanic Studies) Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Drama and Creative Arts Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate French Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Linguistics and Language Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Masters Conference Interpreting Glendon Campus, York University
Masters Translation Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Translation Glendon Campus, York University
College Advertising and Marketing Communications (in French only) La Cité
College Public Relations (Toronto) (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Communication University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Digital Journalism University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Public Relations and Communication University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Communication and Political Science University of Ottawa
Masters Translation University of Ottawa
Masters Communication University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Information – Communication  (in French only) University of Moncton
Masters Public Administration (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Translation (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Translation (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Social Communication Saint Paul University

Engineering

Study levelProgramsName of institution
Undergraduate Engineering Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
College Construction Engineering Technician – Civil Boreal College
College Construction Engineering Technology – Civil and Mining Boreal College
College Architectural Technician Boreal College
College Electrical Engineering Technician Boreal College
College Electrical Engineering Technology – Instrumentation Boreal College
College Mechanical Millwright Technician – Mechanic – Millwright Boreal College
College Motive Power Technician – Truck and Coach Boreal College
College Heavy Equipment Technician Boreal College
College Welding and Manufacturing Technician Boreal College
College Plumbing Technician Boreal College
College Building Engineering Technology (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Civil Engineering Technology – General Co-op (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Electric Engineering Technology (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Mechanical Engineering Technology (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Welding Engineering Technology (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Mining Technology – Operations (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Welding Techniques (in French only) Mathieu College
College Electrical Engineering (in French only) La Cité 
College Electronic Engineering (in French only) La Cité 
College Civil Engineering Technology – Construction (in French only) La Cité 
College Mechanical Engineering Technology (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Physics and Electrical Engineering University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Biomedical Mechanical Engineering University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Civil Engineering (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Electrical Engineering (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering  (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Architectural Studies Laurentian University

Technology

Study levelProgramsName of institution
College Computer Systems Technician Boreal College
College Cybersecurity (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Computational Intelligence (Big Data) (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Internet of Things (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Mobile Application Programming (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Game Development Programming (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Computer and Network Security (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Information Technology (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Computer Engineering, Management and Entrepreneurship Option University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Information Technology (in French only) University of Moncton
College Multimedia Communication (video, 3D, animation, design) (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
College Information Technology (in French only) University of Saint Boniface

Sciences

Study levelProgramsName of institution
Undergraduate Science Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
College Agricultural Techniques Boreal College
College Forestry and Wildlife Technician Boreal College
College Fish and Wildlife Management Technology Boreal College
College Forestry Technology Boreal College
College Laboratory Techniques – Biotechnology Co-op (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Environmental Technology (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Quality Control – Food Processing (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (in French only) Mathieu College
College Health Care Attendant Island College
College Practical Nursing Island College
Undergraduate Biology Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Psychology Glendon Campus, York University
College Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (in French only) La Cité 
College Electro-Neurodiagnostics (in French only) La Cité 
College Dental Hygienist (in French only) La Cité 
College Visual Orthotics (in French only) La Cité 
College Practical Nursing (in French only) La Cité 
College Paramedicine (in French only) La Cité 
College Pharmacy Technician (in French only) La Cité 
College Respiratory Therapy (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Nursing La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Undergraduate Financial Mathematics and Economics University of Ottawa
Masters Environmental Engineering - Specialization in Environmental Sustainability University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Chemistry (in French only) University of Moncton
College Practical Nursing (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Biology Laurentian University
Undergraduate Biochemistry Laurentian University
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Science Laurentian University
Undergraduate Biology (in French only) Sainte Anne University

Humanities

Study levelProgramsName of institution
Undergraduate Arts Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
Masters Arts Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
College Social Work Boreal College
College Law Clerk Boreal College
College Fitness and Health Promotion Boreal College
College Mental Health and Aging Intervention (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Human Services Island College
College Youth Worker Island College
College Practical Nursing (in French only) Mathieu College
College Health Care Attendant (in French only) Mathieu College
Undergraduate Philosophy and Theology Dominican University College
Masters Philosophy and Theology Dominican University College
PhD Philosophy and Theology Dominican University College
Undergraduate Gender and Women's Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Sociology Glendon Campus, York University
Masters Law and Social Thought Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate International Studies Glendon Campus, York University
Undergraduate Political Science Glendon Campus, York University
College Autism and Behavioural Science (in French only) La Cité 
College Community Integration – Co-op (in French only) La Cité 
College Intervention with Persons with Disabilities (in French only) La Cité 
College Pre-Social and Human Science (in French only) La Cité 
College Mental Health and Addiction (in French only) La Cité 
College Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice (in French only) La Cité 
College Social Work (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Francophone and Intercultural Studies La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Masters Francophone and Intercultural Studies La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Undergraduate French as a Second Language La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Undergraduate Psychology and linguistics University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Environmental Studies University of Ottawa
Undergraduate International Development and Globalization University of Ottawa
Masters Criminology (double degree) University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Human and social issues study (in French only) Hearst University
Undergraduate Psychology (in French only) Hearst University
Undergraduate Political Science (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Economics (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Sociology (in French only) University of Moncton
Masters Language Studies (in French only) University of Moncton
PhD Language Studies (in French only) University of Moncton
Masters Literary Studies (in French only) University of Moncton
PhD Literary Studies (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Social Work (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Sociology Laurentian University
PhD Human Studies Laurentian University
Undergraduate Law and Justice Laurentian University
Undergraduate Conflict Studies Saint Paul University
Undergraduate Public Ethics Saint Paul University
Masters Public Ethics Saint Paul University
Masters Conflict Studies Saint Paul University
PhD Conflict Studies Saint Paul University
Undergraduate Social Work Sainte Anne University
Masters Francophone Cultures and Spaces (in French only) Sainte Anne University
Undergraduate Public and International Affairs Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Undergraduate French and English Literature Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophiles Affairs
Undergraduate Human Plurality Studies (in French only) University of French Ontario
Undergraduate Economics and Social Innovation (in French only) University of French Ontario
Undergraduate Digital Culture (in French only) University of French Ontario
Undergraduate Urban Environments (in French only) University of French Ontario

Education

Study levelProgramsName of institution
Undergraduate Education (Elementary Route) Campus Saint-Jean de l'Université de l'Alberta
Undergraduate Education (Secondary Route) Campus Saint-Jean de l'Université de l'Alberta
Undergraduate Education/Science Combined Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
Undergraduate Education – After Degree Saint-Jean Campus, University of Alberta
College Early Childhood Education Boreal College
College Child and Youth Worker Boreal College
College Childhood Education (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Special Education and Autism Intervention (in French only) Community College of New Brunswick (CCNB)
College Early Childhood Educator Island College
College Teacher's / Special Education Aid  (in French only) College Educacentre 
College Early Childhood Education (in French only) College Educacentre 
College Early Childhood Education (in French only) Mathieu College
College Teacher's Aid (in French only) Mathieu College
Undergraduate French as a Second Language (in French only) Glendon Campus, York University
Masters French Studies (in French only) Glendon Campus, York University
College Early Childhood Education (in French only) La Cité
College Special Education (in French only) La Cité 
Undergraduate Education in French La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Masters French Education La Cité universitaire francophone of the University of Regina
Undergraduate Teaching English as a Second Language University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Teaching French as a Second Language University of Ottawa
Undergraduate French Literature and Education University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Education in French (in French only) University of Ottawa
Masters Education (Counselling Psychology) University of Ottawa
Undergraduate Elementary Education (in French only) University of Moncton
Undergraduate Secondary Education (in French only) University of Moncton
Masters Education Administration (in French only) University of Moncton
Masters Education – Teaching (in French only) University of Moncton
College Early Childhood Education (in French only) University of Saint Boniface
Undergraduate Education (in French only) Laurentian University
Undergraduate Elementary Education: French First Language (in French only) Sainte Anne University
Undergraduate Secondary Education (in French only) Sainte Anne University
Undergraduate Elementary Education: French Second Language (in French only) Sainte Anne University
Undergraduate Education/Science Combined (in French only) Sainte Anne University
Masters Education in French in the Context of Diversity Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
PhD Education – Languages, Cultures and Literature Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Undergraduate French with Concentration for Future Teachers Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs

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From Côte d’Ivoire to Canada - Why I chose to study abroad in Canada

Yannick studies automated systems electromechanics at the Edmundston campus of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). Hear why he chose to study in Canada, what he likes about his instructors and why he enjoys studying in Canada.

⇅ Transcript

Yannick: My name is Yannick. I grew up in Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan to be precise. I am in my second year of studying automated systems electromechanics at the Edmundston campus of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

The best part of this adventure for me was the day I received my acceptance letter for my visa. I was overcome with emotion… I was the happiest man in the world because I was finally going to the country of my dreams, the country where I have always wanted to go.

I decided to leave my home country because I wanted gain better knowledge education-wise. And the teaching in Africa, specifically in Côte d’Ivoire, is more theory-centric. I like the Canadian system more because it is more focused on practice. Canada is truly the best country to help me learn a lot of things in my field of studies: electromechanics.

Electromechanics covers three areas: electricity, industrial mechanic and instrumentation.

I chose NBCC in particular because they have instructors with experience in factories, who have hands-on experience with the subjects they are teaching, who have spent their time, practically years of their lives, working in their field. So they bring more experience, more advice about the work we will certainly do later.

What I like most about Canada, specifically New Brunswick, I mean the city of Edmundston where I am, is the warmth of the people, people who are very welcoming and who do not hesitate to lend you a hand. What I also love is the different types of seasons. Fall is magnificent! Winter here is also amazing, but a little cold.

It was my childhood dream to come to Canada, and when I see that I am here in the country of my dreams, it’s… I still can’t believe it. I often wake up and say, “Am I really in Canada?” And I am fitting in so well… that I really want to have a life here, to move here to live my full life.