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In the article Francophone communities in Canada outside of Quebec, the study of French-speaking communities in Canada is discussed. There are Francophone communities outside of the province of Quebec within Canada. Some of these communities are helping French-speaking newcomers to settle in Canada. They provide a wide range of services and opportunities such as:
This new measure, called The Welcoming Francophone Communities Initiative, works with 14 areas in Canada that have been selected to welcome and support newcomers. These areas are:
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Majority of Canada uses English and French to communicate as they are Canada’s Official Languages. English is used by a little over 3 in 4 Canadians. This proportion increased from 74.8% in 2016 to 75.5% in 2021. Unfortunately, the French speaker proportion fell from 22.2% in 2016 to 21.4% in 2021.
From 2016 to 2021, the number of Canadians who speak mostly French at home, increased in Quebec, British Columbia and Yukon. However it decreased in other provinces and territories. For this reason, in 2019, IRCC created the Francophone Immigration Strategy. The goal of this initiative is to reach the target of 4.4% of French speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2023.
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