I'm planning to spend a few years in Laval, Quebec and I don't speak any french :(

I'm planning to spend a few years in Laval, Quebec and I don't speak any french 🙁
Will it be difficult to find a job? I have work experience as a Liberian.
Do you have any advice for me?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes it will. Why are you moving to Quebec?
    My advice would be to learn French or to learn how to live with a snapped spine.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      a relative lives there. I'm planning to stay with him till I get settled. I'm to stupid to learn another language and I'm in my forties
      Is there an english speaking city where it's easy to find jobs close to Laval?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, there isn't.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Is there an english speaking city where it's easy to find jobs close to Laval?

        west montreal is still mostly anglo, look into kirkland

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          And you still need some French for almost any job there. Sometimes Yiddish.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            15% of English speaking Montrealers are israelites. Old numbers.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              That's... a lot when you consider the other 50% are poos, pakis and chinks that list "english" as their main language.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t know why anyone would move here if you cannot speak the language. There is an entire continent or regions to chose from that speak English yet you chose to go to the one where people will rage at you for not even trying.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    They don't even speak French Quebec. They speak french the same way Jamaicans speak English

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You won't have problems with speaking english only, even the Quebecers themselves massacre french regularly and can't be bothered to speak it properly.

    You'll find some work in entertainment/hospitality but most places will expect you to know at least some french.

    It might be a dumb idea to move to Quebec this unprepared so please weight your options.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      thanks anon that really helped
      I need to make it work somehow
      I found job listings in Quebec that are suited for ukrainian refugees. I will try applying for those too

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    go snowmobiling

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      probably won't do anything that involves spending money for a while. but i do want to do that someday

      https://i.imgur.com/N7JDJMo.jpg

      >Is there an english speaking city where it's easy to find jobs close to Laval?

      west montreal is still mostly anglo, look into kirkland

      that's good info

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was just in Montreal and French felt like a meme.

    >be me
    >walk into store
    >"Bonjour, bienvenue à __"
    >me, in my Americhad accent with no effort to speak any French: "uhhhh let me get uhhhh"

    And everybody just sat there and took it, and replied back in perfect English. Meme.

    Why do these Canadians larp so hard as Frenchmen? Nobody knows.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    my friend doesn't speak english and got a job fine. You just need to find the neighboorhood that are english. Many of those in Montreal (which is near laval)

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I have work experience as a Liberian.
    You got a job as a west African national?

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    If OP meant librarian, good luck getting a public-sector job in Quebec as a non-francophone. Proficiency in conversational french (and probably english as well) is almost certainly a job requirement.

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