Any business that employs 50 people or more in Quebec must take the steps to obtain its francization certificate in compliance with the requirements of the Charter of the French language (Bill 101). In 2022, the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96) added certain obligations and applies to businesses with 25 to 49 employees as of 2025.
Starting to plan a few months before registering with the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) is ideal. Versacom’s specialists can explain each step and its timeline to you. We can also recommend strategies right from the start to reduce pressure by spreading out the work and costs over time, because the francization process takes several years.
Here’s a look at the issues to be aware of and approaches that can make a significant difference.