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Canada to Welcome More French Speakers in 2024

Updated: May 15

Canada aims to welcome more French speakers than the previous years to reach 6% of the overall immigrants in 2024.


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Canada to Welcome More French Speakers in 2024


Canada is home to two official languages, which are English and French. The province of Quebec holds the largest population of French speakers, whereas, in some regions in Canada, the Francophone is considered a minority, which is why Canada is taking proactive steps to cultivate French-speaking communities.


This is one of the reasons why Canada aims to welcome more French speakers from around the world into its home this 2024. With the commitment to making this possible, Canada is working on a strategic move to ensure the sustainability and economic development of the French-speaking minority communities across the country. Thus, to show its commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive communities, Canada aims to welcome 6% of the overall immigrants in 2024.



What Awaits French Speakers in Canada this 2024?


Canada’s concrete manifestation to enrich its French-speaking communities lead to the inclusion of a category-based Express Entry draw for French speakers. In the recent Express Entry draws of 2024, Canada held two draws that targeted people who are proficient in speaking the French language to apply for permanent residency in the country.


Date

Invitations

CRS Score

March 26, 2024

1,500

388

February 29, 2024

2,500

336

February 1, 2024

7,000

365


This initiative serves as a testament that Canada is making its efforts to create a multicultural society while firmly establishing its position as a center of inclusivity and opportunity maker for French-speaker immigrants.




Canada Wants You!


If you are a French speaker dreaming of a new chapter in your life, Canada could be the perfect stage for that dream. With promising initiatives in place and a nation eager to welcome you, it might be time to consider making the leap. If you believe you are ready, Chitra & Associates offers expert guidance and comprehensive immigration consultancy services. With just one consultation away, the pathway to a fulfilled life in Canada, rich with opportunities, begins with Chitra & Associates.



Conclusion


Having French language proficiency can significantly boost your chances of obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada through the Express Entry system, especially under the category-based draws that favor candidates with French ability. Knowledge of French is rewarded in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), where additional points are allocated for second official language proficiency if you are Bilingual. This means that candidates who demonstrate a strong command of both English and French can receive additional CRS points, enhancing their overall score and improving their ranking within the Express Entry pool. These additional points can be pivotal in receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR, especially in draws targeting candidates with French abilities or those under programs like the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Program that prioritize language proficiency.

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