French language proficiency will lead category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024 13:00:44 +0000

French language proficiency will dominate category-based selection Express Entry draws in 2024 according to a recent Access to Information Request (ATIP). The ATIP, shared with CICNews by Carry Immigration, shows that throughout draws in 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue 78.5% of all Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates in […]

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Why fewer French speakers in Canada may help your immigration chances

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 13:00:03 +0000

According to Statistics Canada, in 2021, nearly all of Canada’s immigrants could conduct a conversation in one of the country’s two official languages (English and French)—93.6% according to the latest census. However, there is more to the story. Though most immigrants can conduct a conversation in either English or French, English is favored among newcomers […]

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Who received ITAs in the recent Express Entry category-based selection draw?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2024 14:00:10 +0000

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in a category-based draw for Express Entry candidates with French-language proficiency. The draw took place on February 1 and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of all candidates who received an ITA was 365. This CRS score marked the second-lowest […]

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Study: Newcomers who use social media before arriving in Canada are more likely to find skilled work

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2024 14:00:56 +0000

According to a study conducted by Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) in 2023, 65% of surveyed “pre-arrival newcomers” used social media for job prospects before coming to Canada. Speaking to the general benefits of utilizing social media during pre-arrival, the TMU study notes that “in the first six months of arrival, [pre-arrival social media users] had, […]

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Immigration Minister gives update on new Francophone immigration policies and targets

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 15:59:15 +0000

This morning, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marc Miller announced a series of initiatives that will support Francophone immigration outside of Quebec. The measures include a new Francophone immigration policy, the renewal and expansion of the Welcoming Francophone Communities initiatives, a new program to support Francophone immigration, and the implementation of the Action Plan […]

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Memo details how IRCC plans to support francophone immigration post 2023

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:00:04 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a goal to reach the 4.4% target of French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec by the end of 2023. This target was reaffirmed in the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023, as well as in IRCC’s Francophone Immigration Strategy launched in 2019. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian […]

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New immigration pilots and policy changes come into effect for Quebec

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2023 14:30:26 +0000

A new by-law amending Quebec’s immigration regulations comes into effect today. The alterations are made up of several new measures and policy changes that impact multiple Quebec immigration streams. Read on to learn more about these updates, and how they may impact you. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration New Economic pilot streams […]

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Canada seeking more francophones under Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2023 13:00:16 +0000

According to Canada’s latest Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is looking to welcome 31,500 French-speaking permanent residents (PRs) in 2025 and 36,000 newcomers under the same category in 2026. An annual release by Canada’s immigration department, the Immigration Levels Plan is used to guide the number of new PRs that […]

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Canada seeking more francophones under Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2023 13:00:16 +0000

According to Canada’s latest Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is looking to welcome 31,500 French-speaking permanent residents (PRs) in 2025 and 36,000 newcomers under the same category in 2026. An annual release by Canada’s immigration department, the Immigration Levels Plan is used to guide the number of new PRs that […]

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Canada passes new law to promote Francophone immigration

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 09:42:23 +0000

Canada has passed a new law that emphasizes the importance of the French language in Canada by prioritizing francophone immigration and minorities outside Quebec. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Bill C-13 introduces, for the first time, immigration into the Official Languages Act (OLA). The OLA is the federal statute that made English […]

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