Marc Arnal was involved with Francophone programs and issues at many levels. He was a director of official language programs for the Government of Canada. He was a consultant with the Alberta Teachers' Association. In 2003 he traveled across Canada to gather ideas about brining in more Francophone Canadians.
He achieved his PhD from the University of Alberta, and was dean of the Faculté Saint-Jean. Arnal is married to Rashmi Joshee and they have three children.