Now that Canada has opened its borders for post-COVID travel, you may be wondering if it’s worth it to learn French before you visit. After all, most provinces have an English-speaking majority.
The answer is YES – it will definitely enhance your travel or moving plans! Here are our top three reasons why:
- Learning French will help you communicate and integrate with the local community. As a result, more doors will open for you socially and professionally, which will allow you to fully embrace the beautiful multiculturalism of Canada.
- Knowing French will give you the freedom and confidence to travel and work all over Canada without hesitation, including the more heavily French-speaking parts like Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario. You will be equipped to handle day-to-day language barriers, regardless of the province you are in.
- If you love Canada enough to stay and search for employment (we wouldn’t be surprised), the government pays employees who speak both French and English a bilingualism bonus – an $800 stipend. In addition, bilinguals are generally paid 5 – 20% more than their counterparts.
The best time to start learning a new language is always NOW! September classes will have you ready in time for a fall foliage trip – sign up today!