Whether you are a fresh newcomer looking for information and support to facilitate your settlement in BC, or a resident willing to start a new career, there is an association for each of your needs, which can provide you with French services.
Create or expand a company
Are you an entrepreneur or a confirmed businessman or businesswoman? Go to the Chambre de Commerce Francophone de Vancouver. The CCF supports Francophone, and Francophile entrepreneurs through business and networking events, conferences, and training courses. You can also give a call to the Société de Développement Économique de la Colombie-Britannique, whose purpose is to gather and provide information on everything you need to know to run your business.
Education and Cultural events
The Francophone culture thrives in Vancouver, with no fewer than five organizations that hold events, promote education in French and provide French language classes! Alliance Française promotes the French language and culture across the world through events and courses. Vancouver en Français is dedicated to bring together French and Canadian communities and share their cultures.
Do you want to hear a performance from a Francophone band? Have a look at the Centre’s website, promoting performances by Francophone or Francophile artists, as well as education in French. Or The Conseil Culturel et Artistique, the provincial advocate for Francophone arts and culture, bringing together Francophone, and Francophile artists and associations.
Maybe you are eager to learn something new. TechXplorers’ ambition is to bring technical innovation and influence to French-speaking people through mind-blowing events.
Employment and career growth
Rights and access to justice
When it comes to getting legal advice, you may prefer having it in your native language. That is why the non-profit organization Association des Juristes d’Expression Française de la Colombie-Britannique is dedicated to Consulate’s responsibility is to protect French expatriates from local authorities within the limits of legislation. Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique defends Francophone women’s rights, and interests, and helps them to develop their potential.
Settlement and integration support
Before and even after coming to BC, you may look for support and information to improve your integration. There is Programme d’Immigration Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique for that, dedicated to
If you need assistance, La Boussole is here to help you, providing social, employment, and health services in French.
Youth and parenting
Are you a parent or a young individual willing to contribute? The Conseil Jeunesse Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique promotes, develops, and represents the interests of Francophones, and Francophiles youth in British Columbia. The Fédération des Parents Francophones de Colombie-Britannique brings together, represents, supports, and equips Francophone parents to guide them in their educational role.