Plans to increase immigration from French-speaking countries are being developed by two Canadian provinces. To draw speakers and students of the French language, Nova Scotia is due to unveil its new "francophone" immigration action plan, "Growing Nova Scotia's Francophone Population: An Action Plan for Success (2022-25).
According to linguistic statistics from the census 2021, 30,000 people in Nova Scotia declare to speak French as their native tongue.
According to the province, it wants to equal or surpass the 4.4 percent goal for the proportion of French-speaking immigrants entering Canada set by the federal government.
Recently, the Provincial Nominee Program's Labour Market Priorities stream in Nova Scotia received invitations to submit applications from 150 Francophone individuals in the federal Express Entry system.
Quebec is also thinking about a new immigration policy that would hasten the process for francophone immigrants already residing in Quebec to get permanent residence (PR).
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Quebec said that as part of the program, "graduates from francophone CEGEP schools and universities as well as temporary employees who [had] already resided in the province" will be its main targets.
In order to further strengthen and protect the French in the province, Quebec has also taken action, including the introduction of Bill 96. With the passage of Bill 96, newcomers will only have six months to learn French before being forced to use solely that language for the majority of their interactions with the government.
The two official languages of Canada are English and French, which are still the most commonly spoken languages in the nation. More than 90% of Canadians routinely use one of these languages.
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By 2025, Canada expects to accept up to 500,000 new Canada permanent residents annually, according to the recent.
Indians favour the North American nation because it provides high-quality education, as well as welcoming immigration and visa policies and improved living possibilities.
Nearly 100,000 Indians obtained permanent residency in Canada in 2021, the year that saw the nation admit a record-breaking 405,000 new immigrants.
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