Our research helps us to better understand FSL programs and student needs, determine gaps in access or effectiveness, establish why official bilingualism is a valuable life skill, and provide evidence-based reasoning for the advocacy and promotion that helps drive Canada’s youth on the path toward bilingualism.

The State of FSL Education in Canada

CPF-Authored Research Reports

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada, using common indicators of effective support for FSL programs.

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Enrolment Trends

Statistics on Enrolment Across Canada

CPF gathers data from ministries of education and presents enrolment figures by province/territory, by year, and by type of FSL program. All ministries divide enrolment into core French and immersion, while some are able to differentiate enrolment into early, middle and late immersion and into regular and alternate core French.

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Research Database

CPF French-Second-Language Resource and Research Database

A catalogue of research on FSL education in Canada. (CPF members only)

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See also:

CPF Guide to FSL Schools (CPF members only)

FSL Backgrounders