French is ONLY valuable if you want a civil position Federally. That is it.fogetmylogin wrote: ↑Nov 5th, 2018 2:32 amIt is tough to keep up the home country language at least to an educated level. It might also be a cultural thing but most of the people I know who grew up speaking Mandarin to their parents can't talk about much more than food and other home topics.
Frankly any language besides French is rarely useful in the Canadian job market. Once in awhile it can be a benefit but mostly lower level jobs. Ironically sometimes being ethnically Chinese is a disadvantage for these jobs as they will be treated differently in China.
If you don't really care about the cultural side of it it might not be worth it for you. That said kids can easily learn two languages just be prepared for some times in the kids life when they refuse to speak Mandarin.
Mandarin means you can actually network and work with others from all over the world. Whether you're for or against globalism, it is happening. We now live in a global world. Kids would be much better of learning Mandarin / Hindi as a 2nd language than French or Spanish.