Provinces et territories destination

Francophone: Person with French language as first official language spoken

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

ALBERTA

Alberta, whose dynamic economy makes it one of the most attractive provinces in the country, extends from the Rocky Mountains east to Saskatchewan and south to the United States.

  • Capital: Edmonton
  • Population: 4,067,175
  • Francophones: 86,700

For more information, visit the website of the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta at www.lecdea.ca.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
A Western province on the Pacific Coast, British Columbia is bordered by Alberta to the east and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It shares the southern border with the State of Washington.

  • Capital: Victoria
  • Population: 4,448,055
  • Francophones: 71,705

For more information, visit the website of the Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique at www.sdecb.com

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence off the Atlantic Coast. Though it is the smallest province in terms of area and population, it is reputed, in particular, for its warm hospitality and its unequalled charm.

  • Capital: Charlottetown
  • Population: 142,907
  • Francophones: 5,395

For more information, visit the website of the RDÉE de Île-du-Prince-Édouard at https://tonile.ca/fr/

MANITOBA

Manitoba is an attractive province in Western Canada and consists of extensive wild spaces. A Francophone identity is rooted in the province and still marks its development.

  • Capital: Winnipeg
  • Population: 1,278,365
  • Francophones: 46,060

For more information, visit the website of the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba at www.cdem.com.

NEW BRUNSWICK
Bilingualism and the major role played by the Acadian community are key factors in the development of New Brunswick. The French and Belgians account for most immigrants to the province. 

  • Capital: Fredericton
  • Population: 747,101
  • Francophones: 238,875

For more information, visit the website of the RDÉE Nouveau-Brunswick at www.rdee-nb.com.

NOVA SCOTIA
The most populous Maritime Province, Nova Scotia is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and receives a large number of newcomers every year. 

  • Capital: Halifax
  • Population: 923,598
  • Francophones: 33,345 

For more information, visit the website of the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse at www.cdene.ns.ca

ONTARIO

Ontario, which has the largest population of any province, is one of the two central provinces in the country, the other being Quebec. The extensiveness of its territory and its financial vibrancy make it a crucial component of Canada’s economic growth.

  • Capital: Toronto
  • Population: 13,448,494
  • Francophones: 568,340

For more information, visit the website of the Société économique de l’Ontario at www.seo-ont.ca

SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan is one of the four provinces in Western Canada. The Fransaskoise community, which comprises a very vibrant Francophone community, has played a historic role in the development of the province and the affirmation of the French fact. From the start of the 20th century, immigration has shaped Saskatchewan’s personality, and its cultural diversity is well renowned.

  • Capital: Regina
  • Population: 1,098,352
  • Francophones: 17,735

For more information, visit the website of the Conseil économique et coopératif de la Saskatchewan at www.cecs-sk.ca.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province in Canada and truly a realm of natural resources. The beautiful scenery and the hospitality of its residents make it a remarkable province.

  • Capital: St. John’s
  • Population: 519,716
  • Francophones: 3,020

For more information, visit the website of the RDÉE de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador at www.rdeetnl.ca

NUNAVUT

Change of scenery guaranteed

Nunavut, which means “our land” in Inuktitut, is a vast Inuit territory located north of the 60th parallel. It makes up one-fifth of Canada’s land mass and consists of more than 25 communities. With its spectacular scenery of ice and banks, wild animals and Inuit ancestral traditions, Nunavut has a vast array of cultural, artistic and patrimonial wealth. Iqaluit, the largest town on the territory, has a population of 7,000 (2016 census).

  • Capital: Iqaluit
  • Population: 35 944
  • Francophones: 645

Discover practical information, job prospects, advice on employability and entrepreneurship, the immigration process, events, news and more! Visit the Nunavut guide.

For more information, visit the Carrefour Nunavut website at  www.carrefournunavut.ca

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The vast natural spaces make an indelible impression on first-time visitors to the Northwest Territories, which are bordered by Yukon to the west and Nunavut to the east. About half of the Northwest Territories population lives in Yellowknife, the lone urban centre on the territory.

  • Capital: Yellowknife
  • Population: 41,786
  • Francophones: 1,360

For more information, visit the website of the Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest at www.cdetno.com. 

YUKON

Located in the extreme north-west of Canada, Yukon is still associated to this day with the memory of the Gold Rush. Whitehorse, its capital, is the nerve centre of its economic activity as three-quarters of its population resides there.

  • Capital: Whitehorse
  • Population: 40,483
  • Francophones: 1;815

For more information, visit the website of the direction-yukon.ca at www.direction-yukon.ca

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