x
(403) 452-9515
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration

Search Ackah Law...

Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

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%.

Do You Qualify To Move To Canada?

Calculate Your Express Entry Score

Try our free Express Entry Calculator
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


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn Ackah

Ontario Launching Expression of Interest System for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is launching an Expression of Interest (EOI) points-based system that ranks candidates based on human capital and labour market factors. ...

Read More

Great News for Canada Experience Class Permanent Resident Applicants

The Canadian government approved 27,000 plus Canadian Experience Class (CEC) permanent residence applications for people who had applied for Express Entry on February 13. Many ...

Read More

Largest Express Entry Draw In History for Immigrants Living in Canada

If you are an immigrant already living in Canada who wants to become a permanent resident, 2021 might be the year your dreams come true. On Saturday, February 13, IRCC (Immigration, ...

Read More

How To Immigrate from India to Canada in 2021

Indian nationals have the highest success rate when applying for Canadian immigration compared to any other country. The number of Indians becoming Permanent Residents in Canada ...

Read More

Hong Kong Residents Now Eligible For a 3 Year Canada Work Permit

Beginning February 8, 2021, Hong Kong residents who are recent graduates are eligible to apply for a new open work permit that is valid for up to 3 years. The work permit will allow Hong ...

Read More

The Hill Times Interviews Business Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah: Express entry economic immigration timelines a ‘joke,’ say lawyers as processing times increase

Express Entry processing times were increasing before the pandemic. Evelyn Ackah, founder of Ackah Business Immigration Law in Calgary, laughed when she repeated the program's ...

Read More

Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:

1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.

2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.

3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.

– Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources

View All Testimonials