Immigrants and partner groups
Cultural diversity and linguistic duality are two fundamental and complementary Canadian values. Canada’s open-mindedness and accommodating nature, which stem from having two linguistic majorities, have helped to promote immigration and diversity in the Canadian population. The vitality of Canada’s English and French linguistic minority communities, like those of its two linguistic majorities, depends in part on the contribution of newcomers.
The reports and statistics below look at the issue of immigration and official language minority communities in Canada.
The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada is committed to providing you with information on official languages to help you integrate into Canadian society.
2014–2015 annual report
On May 7, 2015, the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada released his 2014–2015 annual report, which focuses on immigration in official language minority communities.
Joint report on immigration in Francophone minority communities
On November 18, 2014, the Commissioner of Official Languages published a joint report with the French Language Services Commissioner of Ontario on immigration in Francophone minority communities. The report, called Time to Act for the Future of Francophone Communities: Redressing the Immigration Imbalance, presents the reality for French-speaking immigrants and official language minority communities outside Quebec.
Perspectives of Canadians of diverse backgrounds on linguistic duality
Over the past several years, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has organized discussion forums on the perspectives of Canadians of diverse backgrounds on linguistic duality and cultural diversity. The objective of the forums was to gain a better understanding of the points of view of Canadians from diverse backgrounds on linguistic duality.
Immigrating to Canada – Statistics
The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has created infographics to provide data on immigration in official language minority communities. Links to two statistical portraits—one of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec and one of English-speaking immigrants in Quebec—are also provided.
The following links are provided as examples of services and information provided to the public. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada is not responsible for the content of these sites, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. Please note that only the sites of Canadian federal institutions are subject to the Official Languages Act.
- Association for Canadian Studies
- Portal for Francophone immigration
- Association des francophones du Nunavut (French only)
- Association for New Canadians
- Bienvenue en Ontario (French only)
- Welcome to New Brunswick
- Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada—Francophone immigration
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada—Newcomers
- Contact interculturel francophone de Sudbury (French only)
- Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton
- Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada
- Francophone Immigration Networks
- Accueil francophone—Manitoba (French only)
- Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise—Saskatchewan
- Centre d’accueil d’Immigration francophone aux Territoires du Nord-Ouest (French only)
- Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard
- Destination Alberta (French only)
- Direction Yukon
- Immigration Acadie—Nouveau-Brunswick (French only)
- Immigration Francophone Nouvelle-Écosse
- Portail des francophones de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
- Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone de l’Est de l’Ontario
- Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone du Nord de l’Ontario
- Réseau de soutien à l’immigration francophone du Centre-Sud-Ouest de l’Ontario (French only)
- Vivre en Colombie-Britannique (French only)
- Immigration, Diversité et Inclusion (Quebec)
- Pathways to Prosperity
- Quebec Community Groups Network
- Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité
- Voice of English-speaking Québec
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