List of Bilingual Regions of Canada for Language-of-Work Purposes

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Regions of Canada prescribed under subsection 35(2) of the Official Languages Act

The following is a copy of the list of regions of Canada set out in the Treasury Board and Public Service Commission Circular No. 1977-46 of , in Annex B of the part entitled "Official Languages in the Public Service of Canada: A Statement of Policies".


A. The National Capital Region


B. The Province of New Brunswick


C. The bilingual region of Montreal

  1. The county of Deux-Montagnes including:
    1. Cities
      • Deux-Montagnes
      • Ste-Scholastique
    2. Towns
      • Oka-sur-le-Lac
      • St-Eustache
  2. The county of Île-de-Montréal and Île-Jésus including:
    1. Cities
      • Beaconsfield
      • Côte-St-Luc
      • Dorval
      • Lachine
      • LaSalle
      • Laval
      • Montréal
      • Montréal-Nord
      • Outremont
      • Pierrefonds
      • Pointe-aux-Trembles
      • Pointe-Claire
      • St-Laurent
      • St-Léonard
      • Verdun
      • Westmount
    2. Towns
      • Anjou
      • Baie-d'Urfé
      • Dollard-des-Ormeaux
      • Hampstead
      • Île-Dorval
      • Kirkland
      • Montréal-Est
      • Montréal-Ouest
      • Mont-Royal
      • Roxboro
      • Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
      • Ste-Geneviève
      • St-Pierre
  3. The county of La Prairie including:
    1. Towns
      • Brossard
      • Candiac
      • Delson
      • La Prairie
  4. The county of Vaudreuil including:
    1. Towns
      • Dorion
      • Hudson
      • Île-Cadieux
      • Île-Perrot
      • Pincourt
      • Pointe-du-Moulin
      • Rigaud
      • Vaudreuil

D. The bilingual regions of "other parts of Quebec"

  1. The county of Bonaventure including:
    1. Town
      • New-Richmond
  2. The county of Gaspé-Est including:
    1. Cities
      • Gaspé
      • Percé
    2. Town
      • Chandler
  3. The county of Brome including:
    1. Towns
      • Bromont
      • Lac-Brome
      • Sutton
  4. The county of Compton including:
    1. Towns
      • Cookshire
      • East-Angus
      • Scotstown
      • Waterville
  5. The county of Huntingdon including:
    1. Town
      • Huntingdon
  6. The county of Missisquoi including:
    1. City
      • Farnham
    2. Towns
      • Bedford
      • Cowansville
  7. The county of Richmond including:
    1. Towns
      • Asbestos
      • Bromptonville
      • Danville
      • Richmond
      • Windsor
  8. The county of Sherbrooke including:
    1. City
      • Sherbrooke
    2. Town
      • Lennoxville
  9. The county of Stanstead including:
    1. City
      • Magog
    2. Towns
      • Coaticook
      • Rock Island
  10. The county of Argenteuil including:
    1. City
      • Lachute
    2. Town
      • Barkmere
  11. The county of Pontiac
    • (excluding those sections of the county located in the National Capital Region)

E. The bilingual region of Eastern Ontario

  1. The county of Glengarry including:
    1. Town
      • Alexandria
  2. The county of Prescott including:
    1. Towns
      • Hawkesbury
      • Vankleek Hill
  3. The county of Russell including:
    1. Town
      • Rockland
      • (excluding those sections of the county located in the National Capital Region)
  4. The county of Stormont including:
    1. City
      • Cornwall

F. The bilingual region of Northern Ontario

  1. The county of Algoma including:
    1. City
      • Sault Ste Marie
    2. Towns
      • Blind River
      • Bruce Mines
      • Thessalon
  2. The county of Cochrane including:
    1. Towns
      • Cochrane
      • Hearst
      • Iroquois Falls
      • Kapuskasing
      • Smooth Rock Falls
      • Timmins
  3. The county of Nipissing including:
    1. City
      • North Bay
    2. Towns
      • Bonfield
      • Cache Bay
      • Mattawa
      • Sturgeon Falls
  4. The county of Sudbury including:
    1. City
      • Sudbury
    2. Towns
      • Capreol
      • Coniston
      • Copper Cliff
      • Espanola
      • Levack
      • Lively
      • Massey
      • Webbwood
  5. The county of Timiskaming including:
    1. Towns
      • Charlton
      • Cobalt
      • Englehart
      • Latchford
      • New Liskeard
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