I used to speak french growing up in Algiers in school but not so much anymore cause I don’t use it . I can still read it at a grade 4 level . If I lived in Montreal I suppose I’d have to learn ‘slang’ french but I have no desire to live there. It’s not proper french nor english for that matter. Parisian french is a lot nicer then french canadian. To be honest I can’t understand anyone from Quebec. It’s the type of french that I’m familiar with but just can’t stand.
You don’t really need to know french in Canada but it is part of the curriculum . All our products come with both french and english labels , definitely two of the most universal languages you can get by with in this world . If all else fails just use sign language .