Research 2017-11-27T17:20:23-05:00

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

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada. The reports address a variety of long-standing and emerging issues in FSL education, like equitable access to FSL programs developing more effective FSL programs, student proficiency, additional learning opportunities and more.

To read the report or for more information:




New Brunswick Department of Education – The state of FSL education in Canada



Enrollment Trends

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

This database is a good starting point for finding information about FSL issues that interest you. (CPF members only)

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See also:

CPF Guide to FSL Schools (CPF members only)

FSL Backgrounders