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Old 09-25-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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It would be interesting to know what loop hole your company is using to circumvent this law.
maybe its in here some where.
Regulations adopted under the Charter of the French language-Table of contents
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144. The implementation of francization programs in head offices and in research centres may be the subject of special agreements with the Office to allow the use of a language other than French as the language of operation. Such agreements are valid for a renewable period of not more than five years.

The Government shall determine, by regulation, in what cases, on what conditions and according to what terms a head office or research centre may be a party to such an agreement. The regulation may prescribe matters which must be dealt with under certain provisions of such an agreement.

While such an agreement remains in force, the head office or research centre is deemed to be complying with the provisions of this chapter.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Sounds plausible . I guess if you are a big enough company and generate enough money and are crucial to Quebecs well being Bill101 doesnt apply.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Hi all. First post; please be gentle. I did a search but nothing specific came up.

I am an Australian who is travelling to Canada with my girlfriend in November on the WHP visa.


I am an Australian who has been here for 4 years, In my experience the necessity for French is on a industry/company basis.
I personally work as an IT Manager, IT as an industry which appears to be a fairly Anglo friendly industry, I've always found work.

I've had 2 friends here who were engineers that did not speak French, both took about 1 year of job searching before they gave up.

It's also a company culture, SNC Lavalin is a Quebec company so I can almost guarantee they would certainly be a French office.


It's not to say don't come, there may be a perfect job here for you.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Some reading pertinent to any one thinking of moving to Quebec,heres the rules
Charter of the French language
Somewhere in there is this stipulation =

While your company may be functioning in English Girish it would appear that for some reason the government is looking the other way for the time being.
Quebec government targets workplace with language bill - Montreal - CBC News
The company I work for currently is about 70% French, however we are owned by an American company so a lot of our computer programs and systems are in English, as are all internal communications.
Even the French speakers prefer their computers to be English.

The language police come once every 2 years and we make sure all the systems they review are French Windows machines.
When in reality about 90% is English.

Dealing in French 100% is completely impractical for global businesses and if Quebec becomes more strict about this, companies like ours would have no problem moving to Ontario and putting several thousand Quebecers out of work.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I am an Australian who has been here for 4 years, In my experience the necessity for French is on a industry/company basis.
I personally work as an IT Manager, IT as an industry which appears to be a fairly Anglo friendly industry, I've always found work.

I've had 2 friends here who were engineers that did not speak French, both took about 1 year of job searching before they gave up.

It's also a company culture, SNC Lavalin is a Quebec company so I can almost guarantee they would certainly be a French office.


It's not to say don't come, there may be a perfect job here for you.
There is also the option of actually making an effort to try and learn some French!
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