Frequently Asked Questions

Francophone immigration program
I am a French-speaking Canadian citizen and I look forward to settling in British Columbia. Am I eligible for your services?

Canadian citizens born in Canada are unfortunately not eligible for our services. The mandate of the Francophone Immigration Program of British Columbia is to serve immigrant clientele born outside the country. Thank you for your understanding.

Naturalized Canadian citizens (born outside Canada) are eligible for our services.

If you were born in Canada, here are some resources that you may find useful:

  • To obtain a driver's licence or car insurance, visit ICBC's website
  • The organization La Boussole can provide you with information related to employment and settlement.
  • RésoSanté is a directory with more than 1,000 Francophone health professionals in British Columbia
  • If you come from Quebec, the provincial health authority has published a document explaining the steps to follow in order to join MSP, the public insurance system in BC
  • The Federation of Francophones of British Columbia publishes an annual directory of Francophone and Francophile professionals and services in the province

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