The primary purpose of the Office of French Services is to help build the capacity of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to serve the Francophone community of the province.
The Office of French Services offers the following services to provincial government departments:
No. The Office of French Services (OFS) offers its training and translation services to provincial Government departments only. However, the OFS does serve as point of contact for members of the public who wish to obtain information or service in French.
Yes. According to the 2006 Census, 2,225 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have French as a mother tongue. The Francophone population is concentrated in St. John’s, on the Port au Port Peninsula and in Western Labrador.