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Submitted by Brenda on August 20, 2018, at 18:25

I wish there were francisation courses for non-immigrants moving to Quebec from other provinces. Because I’m over fifty-five, I’ve been able to audit courses at Concordia for a nominal amount, but I know others who have moved here to follow a spouse who have not been able to find work because they don’t speak French and cannot get into the francisation program because they were born in Canada, though not in Quebec.
There are also Quebec-born individuals who don’t have adequate English, who are being told by employers that they must be fluent in French and English to be hired and who would like the same level of access to English classes as immigrants do to French classes. It would be ideal if the federal and Quebec governments could address the language needs of those who grew up in Canada, too. I would love to see a Canada where everyone knew both official languages, but more work needs to be done to make that happen.