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Canada to allocate more points to French Speaking Candidates in Express Entry System

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 28, Oct 2020

Canada to allocate more points to French Speaking Candidates in Express Entry System As per the latest announcement from Canadian immigration minister, Marco E. L. Mendicino, now French-speaking and bilingual candidates will get extra points in the Express Entry system. Express Entry is the online point based immigration system of Canada, which manage the Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted by the foreign skilled workers for the Canadian permanent residency.

Let us explore more details about this latest change.

French Speaking Express Entry Candidates to get more points

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committed to making the process easy for the immigrants and with this new change government desires to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023.

What will the points arrangement now for Francophones?
  • As per the new change, the current number of points increase from 15 to 25 for French-speaking candidates
  • For Bilingual candidates in the Express Entry systems the points will increase from 30 to 50.
Previously, i.e. back in June 2017, the government announced to allocate the additional points to the candidates with strong French language skills.
Also read- Can Canada exceed its Express Entry target for 2020 to invite 100,000 Candidates?
Speaking about the new changes, the immigration minister said, "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."

Target Admission of Francophones by 2023

Although, the immigration of French-speaking immigrants to Canada outside of Quebec has been growing, however, the recent data shows that existing selection tools will not be enough to reach the 4.4% target by 2023.

Allocation of extra points to candidates with strong French language skills through federal Express Entry system could enhance the French-speaking immigrant admissions to the 4.4% target by 2023.

The new changes will also help the bilingual candidates in the EE system to earn extra points and consequently get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR visa from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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