Doing business in french

Développer des affaires en français is an initiative by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) in partnership with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration du Québec (MIFI) as part of Francisation Québec. The program aims to promote the use of French as the language of business in small businesses operating in another language in Outaouais, Eastern Townships and Montérégie.

Doing business in French is a program free of charge that includes


I speak French, but I would like to only benefit from support to build a business plan. Can I join the program?

No, it is necessary to carry out the language assessment beforehand. Depending on the result, the course is only accessible to people with poor level of French.

I only wish to participate in the business French training offered by the Université de Sherbrooke. Is it possible to choose only one of the two components of the program?

Yes, you can only participate in business French training at the Université de Sherbrooke. The support from the École des Entrepreneurs du Québec is a complement to the initial training.

However, training at the Université de Sherbrooke is a mandatory prerequisite to follow the training at the École des Entrepreneurs du Québec.

I would like to participate in the program, but my business is not located in one of the three regions concerned.

This is a pilot program available only in Outaouais, Estrie and Montérégie. However, you can contact Francisation Québec or find out about existing initiatives in your area by contacting your local Chamber of commerce.

I am a French-speaking business owner, some of my employees do not speak or feel comfortable speaking French, can I offer them to enroll in the program?

It is possible to register your employees with their consent. You should contact your Chamber of commerce and complete the registration form with them in the name of the company and with the information on the participants.