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Old 07-09-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Hello,

We are a young family with one child and one on the way. We would love to move to Canada preferably Quebec (but my french is limited) and my husband speaks no french. I am currently still in school studying to become a bilingual teacher. My husband is a chef with all of his qualifications of culinary school. We are not in a rush to move to Canada, but we have visited a few times and just enjoy the living experience in Canada.

My brother and his wife with three children moved to Canada three years ago and love it! They seem so happy and not as stressed as we are.

Anyway is there any chance we have on moving there? I know it would probably be best to try once I finish school, but with my husbands Culinary Degree from ICE do we stand a chance. Also forgot to mention we are American citizens and also fluent in Spanish.

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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Hello,

We are a young family with one child and one on the way. We would love to move to Canada preferably Quebec (but my french is limited) and my husband speaks no french. I am currently still in school studying to become a bilingual teacher. My husband is a chef with all of his qualifications of culinary school. We are not in a rush to move to Canada, but we have visited a few times and just enjoy the living experience in Canada.

My brother and his wife with three children moved to Canada three years ago and love it! They seem so happy and not as stressed as we are.

Anyway is there any chance we have on moving there? I know it would probably be best to try once I finish school, but with my husbands Culinary Degree from ICE do we stand a chance. Also forgot to mention we are American citizens and also fluent in Spanish.

Thanks in advance
Here's where you want to start looking to see if you qualify.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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And here is immigration Quebec website:

Immigration-Québec - Home Page
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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I'd move to wherever your brother is, learn your French then move to Quebec,if hes already in Quebec he can be a valuable resource on problems you might encounter.
I;m not sure what a bilingual teacher is,would you be focusing on being in an English school teaching French or in a French school teaching English.?
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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Well the Bilingual teaching here is focused around Spanish. So teaching school grade children all subjects in both English and Spanish. But before I do that I plan to get my BA in Special Education which is solely in English.
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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Well the Bilingual teaching here is focused around Spanish. So teaching school grade children all subjects in both English and Spanish. But before I do that I plan to get my BA in Special Education which is solely in English.

Heads up.
Before you make big decisions on your future in Quebec you might want to check on job potential.
My wife is a teacher in the English Lester B Pierson school board and she says there are no jobs currently available for teachers of any kind,in fact budgets are so tight all the librarians had to be let go due to not enough money.
Budget cuts forcing school boards to slash vital services, unions say | Montreal Gazette
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Old 07-10-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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Well the Bilingual teaching here is focused around Spanish. So teaching school grade children all subjects in both English and Spanish. But before I do that I plan to get my BA in Special Education which is solely in English.
I don't know what the situation is on Quebec or Ontario for that matter (Montreal and Toronto both have Spanish/Latin American communities), but you should investigate the demand for English/Spanish bilingual education if that is what you'd like to continue doing. Here in BC the immersion schools (we dont have public bilingual options) are almost exclusively French. The province tried to introuce other langauges some years ago but there was apparently a strong backlash from francophile parents and the proposal was dropped; I understand some immersion programs in Chinese have since been cautiously introduced in Vancouver. Now, I understand Alberta is completely different and bilingual (not immersion) programs exist in a number of langauges inclusing Spanish and seem quite popular. I hope Quebec also embraces third languages beyond English and French.

Montreal seems like a great city with diverse population, and I understand it is somewhat popular a destination for Spanish speakers. Good luck with your plans. If you were thinking about English Canada, however, I'd advise you also look at US locals where your fluency in Spanish would be much more valued! (Even near the Canadian border Spanish is increasingly common, with Washington state and Oregon being over 10% Hispanic today.)
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