L'intégration linguistique et professionnelle des immigrants non francophone à Montréal

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L'intégration linguistique et professionnelle des immigrants non francophone à Montréal
Abstract
A "qualitative" study undertaken in 2009 with two sets of subjects -- eleven people working for Montreal organizations offering employment assistance to immigrants in a language other than French, and with twenty-two Allophone immigrants, aged between 22 and 63 years, who did not speak French but had at least a knowledge of English -- to determine their attitudes towards learning French, working in French, sending their children to French schools, and the place of the French language in Quebec society. The authors conclude that in Montreal, where most immigrants settle, the strength of the English language leaves doubts in the minds of newcomers over what is the main language of use in the province. They report that most of those interviewed believed it possible to live without French in Montreal, but they also believed that to succeed in the job market, a mastery of oral and written French is necessary (since it is easier for a unilingual Francophone to find a job in Montreal than a unilingual Anglophone). The interviewees also believed that employers, especially in the area of customer services, require a knowledge of both French and English.
Place
Québec
Publisher
Conseil supérieur de la langue française
Date
2011
Language
fr
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St-Laurent, Nathalie, and Shaha El-Geledi. L’intégration linguistique et professionnelle des immigrants non francophone à Montréal. Québec: Conseil supérieur de la langue française, 2011. http://www.cslf.gouv.qc.ca/publications/pubf315/f315.pdf.
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