Parlez-vous Canadian, Eh?
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Over the past 20 years roughly 235,000 new immigrants arrive in Canada every year. The current Liberal government has upped immigration levels to 300,000 people per year. Covid 19 isn't helping them get to that number but the intent is there. There’s a lot of criteria to get by the bureaucrat bouncer at the Canadian immigration rope line, but if you’re between 18 and 54, language is an important factor for your approval.
To successfully immigrate to Canada, you have to speak and understand either English or French at what is called “Level 4”.
With level 4 you could understand a grocery list, but perhaps not a doctoral thesis. And may I just say, that as a native English speaker, I have fallen asleep reading a few doctoral thesis.
Canadian is not as easy as you might think. For example, do you have any idea what we call Beyonce's husband up here?
This episode will prepare you to speak Canadian.