That is an excellent question, Mr. Samson.
I will start with the first point.
As Mr. Manicom said, we have a team in several places, throughout the department and abroad. Two or three years ago, we established an official languages secretariat. We have an excellent champion in the person of Ms. Beck. She looks after organizing and coordinating the whole department and all our efforts to make sure not only that our targets are achieved, but also that all aspects of the Official Languages Act are followed.
In the settlement branch, we also have a small official languages team, and outside Canada—in Paris and in other embassies—we also have people who handle pre-departure services and Destination Canada. Mr. Cochrane will be able to explain how that works.
As I said earlier, Quebec is known around the world as a place where everyone lives in French; that is a fact of life in Canada. It is fantastic to have this. We have to think not just about the 1.4% who are francophones who come to Canada outside Quebec, but also about all the people Quebec welcomes every year.
Achieving the target is a complex challenge. We have to give notice not just outside Canada, but also here, in Canada, in cooperation with our partners—the provinces, territories and francophone communities.
Take the example of someone from France who immigrates to Canada, to Saskatoon. If the community in Saskatoon does not welcome them and they cannot find a spot in a francophone school for their children, they are going to say that they cannot life in French.
Communities and employers also have responsibilities in this. The best way to keep someone in a community is to make sure they are able to work there.
We do a lot of work to encourage our employers to hire francophones, and we can always do more. With the help of our partners, we will succeed.