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Francophone Immigration Express Entry

Updated: Nov 12

Francophone Immigration Canada


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points in the Express Entry system.


Canada aimed to increase French-speaking immigration by 4.4% outside of Quebec by 2023. This new policy will incentivize francophone Immigration to Canada through the Federal Express Entry program.


The province of Quebec manages its own immigration levels and Quebec immigration requirements. Francophones wishing to immigrate to Canada who were not eligible for Quebec’s programs may now qualify through Express Entry.


Francophone Immigration Canada


The previous number of points awarded to francophone candidates in the Express Entry system was 15; bilingual candidates were issued 30 points. The change announced this week will increase the points awarded for French-speaking candidates to 25 CRS points; bilingual candidates will receive 50 points.


This increase may dramatically improve a French-speaking candidate’s Express Entry score, allowing them to immigrate to Canada outside of Quebec.


“From 2003 to 2019, more than 60,000 French-speaking immigrants were admitted to Canada in communities outside Quebec, about 8,465 in 2019 alone.” - IRCC

Francophone Immigration Express Entry


Both the Federal Express Entry program and the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program are suitable options for francophones immigrating to Canada.


Francophone Immigration to Canada | Federal Express Entry


The Federal Express Entry System manages three programs, including the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Each program has different eligibility requirements.


If you are eligible for one of the programs listed, you can create a profile in IRCC’s Express Entry System. If your score is competitive, you may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the upcoming Express Entry draw, held two to three times per month.



Francophone Immigration to Ontario | Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)


Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream is an immigration stream under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).


It gives French-speaking skilled workers with strong English language abilities the opportunity to apply to permanently live and work in Ontario. To apply, you must create a profile in IRCC’s Express Entry system. If you receive a Notification of Interest from the province, you can submit your application to apply for Permanent Residency.

Our Services


Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.


We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.



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