Experience the magic of Canada, where both French and English are spoken!

Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in the world, after the fuel, chemical and automotive industries.

In 2015, Canada ranked 18th among the world’s top tourist destinations (UNWTO World Tourism Organization, 2015).

This industry accounted for some 2% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product in 2016.

According to Destination Canada (2017), “2016 was the best year in 14 years for Canadian tourism, just 0.4% from the record set in 2002.”

Ninety-eight percent of the sector is made up of small and medium-sized businesses. This economic sector is also the leading employer of young people and it generates a considerable number of jobs, especially for newcomers.


Domestic and international Francophone tourist markets represent more than 274 million potential tourists for Canada, its provinces and territories.

Millions of these potential visitors live in the United States or a few hours away by plane in Europe, namely France, Belgium, Switzerland or Eastern Europe.

At the same time, Canada has exceptional heritage, cultural and tourist potential to welcome these Francophone and Francophile visitors.

National Classification for Francophone and Bilingual Tourism

  • Structure Francophone and bilingual tourism supply.
  • Respond to market and client needs.
  • Increase destination and product competitiveness.

Classification nationale Services en français en tout temps

Classification nationale Services en français sur demande

Classification nationale Articles promotionnels et/ou documentation en français


You are a tour operator, a community or a financial partner? This kit is ideal for you!


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Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities have so much to offer! You’ll be enchanted by their unique charm.


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Tourism Intelligence Network in OLMCs

The Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité (RDÉE Canada), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), through UQAM’s School of Management (ESG) Transat Chair in Tourism have established an intelligence network for obtaining and sharing value-added information on tourism related to Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs). This partnership provides OLMCs with critical economic development support via the tourism industry.


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The provincial and territorial members of RDÉE Canada are invaluable allies to help you in your search for tourism products and services offered in French across Canada.

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