Bilingualism is fluency in speaking and writing two languages. Although a multitude of languages is spoken in Canada due to multiculturalism, English and French adopted official capacity.
Canada is a country in North America sharing boundaries with the United States of America. Canada is an urban country with lots of first-class amenities and infrastructure. The famous waterfalls “Niagara falls” is national pride.
World class cities like the capital city Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Quebec, offers luxury and comfort attainable anywhere in the world.
Like most countries of the world, Canada was a colony. After seven long protracted years of war between France and Britain. The Canadian government in 1867 enshrined the use of English and French for official purposes. However, the languages Act of 1969 officially adopted bilingualism, English, and French as official languages.
Though Canada is bilingual, 65% of Canadians speak English as the first language, English is spoken widely in Canada except for Quebec and Nunavut where French is the official language.
The rights of all Canadians are protected under the Language Act of 1969, the Act also requires bilingual packaging in all consumer products. Regardless of native language, all Canadians have equal access to government documents.
Quebec is located in the eastern part of Canada is also considered part of central Canada politically and historically. An estimated eight million inhabitants call Quebec home, the province boasts a world class standard of living with an abated federal tax rate.
Quebec which is translated as “where the river narrows” refers to where the Saint Lawrence River narrows to a cliff. When the French explorer Samuel de Champlain was known as the father of Quebec landed on Quebec city in 1608, he set up an outpost that would serve New France administratively.
Quebec is a predominantly French province, where 95% of the population are French speakers, although Canada is a bilingual country, the government of Quebec in the past has held two unsuccessful referendums on sovereignty in 1980 and 1995.
However, in 2006 the House of Commons of Canada unanimously passed a symbolic motion which recognized “Québécois” as a nation within united Canada.
It is interesting to note that Québécois (francophone residents of the province of Quebec in Canada) uses a different word as the French.
Quebec is an under-populated province with forest covering two-thirds of the province. There are over half a million lakes in Quebec.
UNESCO recognized the old city of Quebec as a world heritage site because of its well preserved historic sites, Quebec’s economy is highly industrialized and is also the largest exporter of maple syrup in the world.
French is crucial for communication in Quebec, it is imperative for tourist to improve on their French to avoid the language barrier.
Ontario is located in central Canada and is the most populous province in Canada, with over Thirteen million inhabitants, and also the second largest province by land area. Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the country’s financial center. English is the predominant language in Ontario.
Ontario is blessed with enormous forest, beautiful lakes, and the famous Niagara Falls. Ontario’s thriving economy creates massive opportunities for job seekers and investors. Ontario boost world-class healthcare, education, and standard of living.
Ontario is renowned for active participation in major cultural, academic and sporting events. Ontario owes much of its cultural heritage to immigrants, like the Caribbean cultural festival that attracts over 1.2 million people yearly, the idea came from an immigrant community who wanted showcasing their culture, the festival has since metamorphosed into an international event.
Originally posted 2020-07-29 06:00:05. Latest Buzz On IbuzzUp Media