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Office of French Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why does the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have an Office of French Services?
  2. What services does the Office of French Services offer?
  3. Does the Office of French Services offer its translation and training services to the public?
  4. Is there a Francophone community in Newfoundland and Labrador?

1. Why does the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have an Office of French Services?

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.

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2. What services does the Office of French Services offer?

The Office of French Services offers the following services to provincial government departments:

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3. Does the Office of French Services offer its translation and training services to the public?

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.

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4. Is there a Francophone community in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Yes. According to the 2011 Census, 3,025 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.

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