Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism invites you to become a participant of an exciting and innovative visitor service program which will enable you, the operator, to identify your business as one which offers French-language services. By promoting your ability to deliver visitor services in French, you will gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, meeting the needs and expectations of Nova Scotia's Francophone market.
Following the submission of an application, using the attached application form, and subsequent approval process, operators meeting the eligibility criteria will receive a membership kit, at no cost, including the following materials: Lapel Pins, Tent Cards and Door Decals.
This program, formerly Ici on parle français, is designed to meet the needs of French speaking visitors, many of whom have indicated a need for French-language services when traveling in Nova Scotia. In addition, Nova Scotia is graced with a rich culture, including a rich Acadian heritage, and has preserved and cultivated a strong French language presence. This winning combination provides the perfect opportunity for eligible businesses to promote their French-language services and be recognized for meeting the needs of French visitors.
The following types of businesses and organizations that meet specific criteria, are eligible to participate in the program: Accommodations, Campgrounds, Museums and Attractions, Restaurants, Outdoor Adventures, Tour Operators and Tour Services, Visitor Information and Retail Services, and Transportation Providers.
Eligible businesses and organizations must meet the following criteria, in order to qualify for participation:
- A minimum of one fully bilingual staff person in each front-line area during all hours of operation who is capable of providing all aspects of the service in the respective area..
- The bilingual service must be delivered in a high quality manner.
Monitoring the Effectiveness of the program
In order to monitor the effectiveness of this initiative, participants may be visited by "mystery shoppers", who will ensure that operators consistently comply with program criteria.
Participating operators may also be asked to take part in evaluation efforts, through surveys, questionnaires, and personal interviews.
For more information, please contact:
Acadian Tourism Officer / agente de tourisme acadien
Tourism Division / secteur Tourisme
Phone / téléphone : (902) 424-4153
Fax / télécopieur : (902) 424-0723
Email / courriel : firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Application Form