Una Trevillion was still in high school when she set her sights on studying abroad.
Those who are fluent in Canada’s two official languages frequently enjoy both higher employment rates and higher income levels those who only speak English or French.
Raha Vafaei is completing her PhD in engineering at the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France.
Like many young job seekers, I am stuck in a vicious cycle. I don’t have enough experience, so I do not get hired. I do not get hired, so I don’t gain experience.
Since Canada is a bilingual country, should someone who can understand and communicate in a second language get paid more than someone who doesn’t?
How much French do you have to speak or write to be bilingual? How much bilingualism is “enough” for a job? Is there a way to prove you’re bilingual?