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French in Canada

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Canada.

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French in Canada

Post Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:22 am

Hi everybody.

Would like to ask one question here : I see there is a lot of the French Language there. Would having a command of this language give me some headway in this place ?

I may want to find a good job there. If I have a good command of both the English and French Languages, what jobs can I go for ?

For one, I think the government will need prople with both language capabilities. But, as a PR, I think I will not be given preference in the government, right ?

Hoped to see some advice from the kind people here.

 

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Re: French in Canada

Post Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:35 am

Hi Roxanne

I am not too sure about this one, but in my opinion it could only be beneficial. My sons teacher told the class last year that if two people go for the same job and one speaks French then that will be the one chosen.

Everything in Canada is written in English and in French, if you call up one of the government call centres or the telephone company, power companies then there is a service that comes on first and asks if you would like service in English or French - press a button lol

Also as part of your immigration to Canada you will gain more points for speaking the language depending on how fluently.

Annette

 

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Re: French in Canada

Post Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:56 am

Dear Annette,

I browsed thru some threads, and learnt that to pronounce your city, it's : del-hye,...... very nice to know that there is a place in Ontario that has the same name as one of the big cities in Asia.

Thank you for being the first to reply.

I quite like the French language too.

Thanks again, I will revert if further questions come to me.

 

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Re: French in Canada

Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:45 am

Yeah Roxanne, the name does confuse people - it confused me for long enough!!

Annette

 

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Re: French in Canada

Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:52 am

Annette, thanks again for your reply.

Hmmm, looks like the advantages of knowing this beautiful language are only limited to being slightly better than the next guy when applying for jobs, and being able to read public signage.

We don't seemed to be getting any more ideas of further advantages, or is it people who have 'enjoyed' such advantages are not in this forum ?

I certainly hoped to be able to hear more of the advantages,.......

Thank you.

 

Roxanne
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