French is the official language of Québec. Communicating in French is essential to participate in Québec society, whether it is to integrate into the labour market or into collective life.

The Gouvernement du Québec offers French courses. Financial assistance is available for these courses, under certain conditions.

General notice

If you are thinking of immigrating to Québec, your knowledge of French will be taken into account in the selection process. For more information, see the page on the importance of French in Québec.