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Canada has two official languages: English and French.
As such, many signs and other notices are printed in both languages.
Seen here are some options for getting downtown from the Arrivals level
of the Vancouver International Airport. I took the Airporter option.
Although both languages are represented here, almost all Vancouver residents
use English as their first language. French speakers are in the majority
in many of the eastern areas of the country. PoV is filled with examples
of bilingualism such as on fire alarms, post boxes, and in police report
A sign indicating a Canadian government building - the Tax Services
Office near my hotel in this case. Bilingualism is most common wherever
the government is concerned. Most government employees must be familiar
with both official languages as every Canadian has the right to have their
government business dealt with in either language.
Most Canadians learn both languages at school.