Canada has 2 official languages, French and English. Across Canada, you’ll hear many other unofficial languages in restaurants, on buses and at school. In fact, more than 200 languages from around the world are spoken. Canada also has 60 Indigenous languages. Will you find language barriers? We don’t think so because you’ll find people all around you who are more than willing to help you out. In fact, we think you’ll love Canadian culture!
Since the 1600s, Canadians have added a unique flavour and zest to the mother tongue that came with their ancestors from France.
If you expect to do post-secondary studies in French or to learn French in Canada, you will notice differences between French in Canada and French as spoken elsewhere in the world.
Canadian French is an official subset of French. It includes dialects of French from different parts of Canada, such as Quebec French, the Acadian dialect (from Atlantic Canada) and the Prairie dialect (from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan).
Quebec is the only province where the majority of people are francophone. In fact, Quebec’s francophones account for approximately 90% of Canada’s French-speaking population.
 Government of Canada, Annual Report on the Operation of the Multiculturalism Act, 2015–16.
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