The 2016 Census data shows that Montreal is Canada’s most trilingual metropolis. Quebec topped the global headlines when the legislature voted in favor of asking store clerks to greet its customers with “Bonjour” instead of an English-French mix of “Bonjour/Hi.” The reality shows that customers actually would be comfortable with a Ciao, Hola, Salaam, Namaste, or Marhaba. If you are considering relocating, Canadian Visa Expert can assist you in making a move to this welcoming multicultural country.
Over 21 percent of those in Montreal can speak at least three different languages, compared to only ten percent of those in Vancouver, and eleven percent of those in Toronto. Close to 850,000 residents in Montreal know at least three languages, and 40 percent of the immigrants living in the city are trilingual. Quebec favors French-speaking immigrants, but many of them know English along with their native tongue. Of the immigrants who arrived in Montreal between 2011 and 2016, 42 percent of them were bilingual and over a third were trilingual. Canadian Visa Expert has a team of experts to help you and answer any questions you may have concerning relocating to Canada. Contact them today.
A funeral arranger in Montreal, Marta Schade, is fluent in French, German, and English. She also knows some Spanish. The fact that Montreal is the most trilingual city does not take her by surprise. “I live it and see it on a daily basis. I think there is a general acceptance of that.”