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.
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.
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:
Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
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.
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.