EFFECTIVE DATES:

The amendments to the Charter of the French Language came into force on June 1, 2022, the date Bill 96 received royal assent. However, some amendments have different effective dates, allowing enterprises additional time to adjust their practice. The following table outlines the special effective dates: 

Note: For sections marked with an asterisk (*), please consult transitional provisions at the end of the document. 

*Please note that the Charter of the French Language and its amendments by bill 96 apply notwithstanding sections 1 to 38 of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (chapter C-12).

*Please also note that the Charter of the French Language and its amendments by bill 96 and have effect notwithstanding sections 2 and 7 to 15 of the Constitution Act, 1982 (Schedule B to the Canada Act, chapter 11 in the 1982 volume of the Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom).

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS: