How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?
French is not necessary at all. When they sing a part of the national anthem in French, if you know that section, folks are impressed. You see French occasionally, and folks feel respected when you can work your way through with it. One family here is fluent in French. The other family (us) doesn't speak it at all, and we have been totally fine. Nova Scotians appreciate it when you speak French, though. - Sep 2020
Native English. Some pockets of Acadian French in further flung communities around the province, as well as the native M'ikmaq, but you will never need anything but English here. - May 2018
English is predominant, with some French. - Feb 2010