French speaking Express Entry candidates can get more CRS points
French speaking candidates for Express Entry can get more entry points thanks to their bilingual skills. Mendicino also confirmed this by announcing French-speaking and bilingual applicants will receive additional points. Under the new regulations, French-speaking applicants will therefore get 25 additional points. Bilingual candidates will get an additional 50 points.
Mendicino 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’. Moreover, he added: ‘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’.
All in all, more than 60’000 French-speaking immigrants arrived in Canada in the last twenty years. Only in 2019, there were 8645 new French-speakers immigrating to Canada. In short, this means that Canada aims strongly to welcome French speaking talent in the following years.