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Additional Express Entry Points For Francophones

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Permanent Residence and Express Entry Permanent

Additional Express Entry Points For Francophones

Canada's IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has announced a new initiative to welcome French-speaking immigrants to Canada. French-speaking and bilingual immigration candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system as part of Canada's goal of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023. Express Entry is Canada's online system to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled foreign workers.

“Supporting the development of Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec is part of this government’s plan for economic growth and long-term prosperity throughout the country. It is also the right thing to do to help support Francophone communities right across Canada. We will continue to attract Francophone immigrants to make sure that Francophone minority communities flourish.”

– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Additional Express Entry Points for Francophones

  • Increase of 15 to 25 for French-speaking candidates
  • Increase of 30 to 50 for bilingual candidates

In 2019, the percentage of French-speaking immigrants to Canada outside Quebec increased to 2.82%, and the proportion of Francophones who received an Express Entry Invitation To Apply increased to 5.6%.

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Express Entry is Canada's skilled-worker immigration application process for high-skilled foreign workers and international students who want to move to Canada permanently and have the skills and education needed by employers.

Express Entry is based on a scoring system with points for skills, experience education, language, family in Canada and other qualifications.

This calculator should be used as a general guide of your eligibility. In order to verify your results with a legal representative please contact us directly at +1 403 452 9515 or contact@ackahlaw.com

Learn More: 11 Ways to Increase Your Express Entry CRS Score


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So exciting! Thank you so much for all your work on this, Evelyn and Rizalie!

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