What if I am unable to meet the language service requirements or they cost my small business too much money?

The Office of the Languages Commissioner can exempt a private sector body if:

  • The requirements would cause hardship.
  • An organization’s only purpose is for the expression, promotion, and strengthening of its linguistic, cultural heritage. For example, those organizations with programs targeting a Francophone or Inuit community.

 A formal exemption would need to be obtained. Our office would encourage anyone who has questions about exemptions to contact the Private Sector Liaison Officer.