Education and training

New Brunswick is the only Canadian province to have a bilingual education system. Education in French is available everywhere in the province. Education in French, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, is accessible in all Acadian areas.

  • There are 143 French-language schools, including kindergarten, elementary and high schools.

  • The Semaine de la fierté française is held annually in Frenchlanguage schools in New Brunswick.

  • Université de Moncton and its campuses in Moncton, Shippagan and Edmundston;

The following Francophone organizations operate in the education and training field:

  • Centre international de Common law en français;
  • Centre de recherche et de développement en éducation;
  • Centre de recherche en linguistique appliquée;
  • Centre international de développement de l'inforoute en français (CIDIF);
  • Network of five French-language community colleges (Bathurst, Edmundston, Campbellton, Dieppe and Acadian Peninsula);
  • Various private colleges in all areas
  • The idea of school-community centres was born in New Brunswick. These centres serve as meeting places for the communities around them and offer sociocultural, artistic and community programming. They also provide some business services. There are school-community centres in Fredericton, Saint John and Miramichi.
  • There are 80 community learning centres located in 40 different communities (TeleEducation NB).