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3 New Permanent Residency Programs For French and Bilingual Applicants

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3 New Permanent Residency Programs For French and Bilingual Applicants

Immigration is considered essential to the vitality of Francophone communities across Canada. Canada's IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced that in order to promote Canada’s official languages English and French,3 new permanent residency programs for French and bilingual applicants are available.

Applications open May 6, 2021, and close November 5, 2021. There is no limit on permanent resident applications for bilingual immigration applicants.

Supporting and assisting the development of minority official language communities in Canada is an objective of immigration. Efforts to increase Francophone immigration outside of Quebec are part of the Government’s plan for economic growth and long-term prosperity throughout the country. As a result of the pandemic, attention has been placed on the ongoing need to fill certain essential occupations. By granting permanent resident status to those with French language proficiency and experience in these occupations, Canada will be leveraging Francophone immigration outside of Quebec, to help stabilize this workforce both for pandemic recovery and into the future.

Marco Mendicino,
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Eligibility for Permanent Residency Programs For French and Bilingual Applicants

Bilingual and French-speaking PR candidates

  • must currently live and work in Canada
  • work in an essential occupation OR
  • work as a healthcare worker OR
  • be a recent graduate of a Canada post-graduate school

Canada's new bilingual permanent residence programs will help Canada to reach its 2021 Immigration Levels Plan and welcome 401,000 new permanent residents to help stabilize Canada's workforce both for pandemic recovery and into the future.

Do You Speak French and Want To Become a Canada Permanent Resident?

If you are bilingual in French and English and are currently work in Canada, you may qualify for Canada's new permanent residency program. Ackah Business Immigration Law guides you through the immigration journey to permanent residence in Canada. To find out if you qualify and to help process your application, contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email us at contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

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